Lawrence station (Kansas)

Amtrak rail station in Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Lawrence (also called the Santa Fe Depot or the Santa Fe Station[2]) is a train station in Lawrence, Kansas, United States. Amtrak's Southwest Chief train uses it. The Lawrence station was built in 1956 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to replace the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Station built in 1883.[3] That station was damaged by the 1951 flood. It was dedicated on February 7, 1956.[2] The Mid-century modern station is on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Lawrence, KS
Lawrence Amtrack Station June 3rd 2019.jpg
Lawrence Amtrak station (facing south), 2019
Location413 East 7th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Coordinates38°58′16″N 95°13′50″W / 38.9712°N 95.2305°W / 38.9712; -95.2305Coordinates: 38°58′16″N 95°13′50″W / 38.9712°N 95.2305°W / 38.9712; -95.2305
Owned byBNSF Railway
Line(s)BNSF Railway Topeka Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeLRC
History
Opened1956
Traffic
Passengers (2017)9,834[1]Increase 16.2%
Services
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Former services
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The station was added to the Register of Kansas Historic Places on November 18, 2017. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 5, 2018.[4][2]

It was designed by Warren Jones and Warren Comen.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Kansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Santa Fe Depot". Lawrence, KS: City of Lawrence. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Lawrence, KS (LRC)". Amtrak. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  4. "NPS Form 10 900 OMB No. 1024 0018" (PDF). Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved August 4, 2020.

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