NRHP: CB & Q Holdrege Depot

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CB&Q Holdrege Depot (Ironhorse Station)

CB&Q Holdrege Depot (Ironhorse Station)

NRHP Reference #: 97000131

NRHP Listing Date: 19970221


700 Ironhorse St., Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska

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The C.B.&Q. (also referred to as Burlington) Railroad laid out a route that bypassed the community of Phelps Center. The company then decided to create the town of Holdrege to facilitate its train operations. The mutually beneficial arrangement between Holdrege and the Burlington Railroad initially resulted in a cordial relationship. Eventually, however, this harmonious situation began to deteriorate as the townspeople clamored for a new depot and the railroad resisted. Under orders from the State Railway Commission, Burlington finally relented and built a new depot in 1911.

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