Grand Canyon Railroad Station

Also known as: Grand Canyon Depot
Grand Canyon National Park Rte. 8A, Grand Canyon, Arizona


Railroad Depot

1. Photocopy of measured drawing (original in the possession of Grand Canyon National Park Engineer's Office) Sheet No. 1 of 6 entitled 'STATION TO BE BUILD AT GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. FOR THE GRAND CANYON RAILROAD COMPANY' Francis W. Wilson, architect, c. 1905 FRONT ELEVATION AND FOUNDATION PLAN

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Constructed in 1909-10, this is the only remaining structural log railroad depot in the country. Built for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, it helped establish the rustic sense of place of the Grand Canyon by being the first building the railway passengers encountered upon arriving. Symbolic of the "destination resort" that the railroad developed Grand Canyon into, it is one of the handful of rustic depots constructed. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 28, 1987

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 1974
Reference number
Areas of significance
Transportation; Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Period of significance
Significant year