Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

1 story

East Railroad Avenue and 4th Street North
Skykomish, WA 98288

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The Great Northern Railway distributed standardized plans for its small-town depots, including this one in Skykomish. A long, gable-roofed structure, it was erected c. 1890, and served passengers until the 1950s. Architectural historian Lawrence Kreisman observed in 1999, "...the Skykomish Depot is one of only a handful of wood-frame Great Northern depots still standing Washington State" (See Lawrence Kreisman, Made to Last: Historic Preservation in Seattle and King County, [Seattle: King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission, 1999], p. 138-139.) Like most small train stations of the 1890-1920 era, this one contained a ticket office, waiting room and a storage room for luggage and freight.

The depot was moved in the 1920s, when the train yard was enlarged.

PCAD id: 5196