Booneville Rock Island Depot

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City/Town: Booneville
Location Class: IndustrialRailroad
Year Built: 1900's
Year Abandoned: 1983
Status: AbandonedBurned Down
Photographer: Michael Schwarz

RI-BoonevilleRock Island’s depot in Booneville, Arkansas burned about 3-4 years ago but the frame still stands. The tracks ran to the right of the concrete platform. Tracks were taken up in the early 1980s. Unfortunately, the Booneville depot, shown to the right in a postcard image taken in 1983, burned down several years ago. The rock columns and part of the frame do still remain however. It is a shame to see this historic building lost to nature. The Spanish mission style was quite unique compared to other Rock Island stations in Arkansas.

4 Comments

  1. The Booneville depot had a unique style because it was built as a railroad eating house about 1910. John J. Grier Hotel Company was the Rock Island Railroad's version of the famous Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants that were found along the Santa Fe Railroad.

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