Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures - railroad stations

Designers: Reed and Stem, Architects (firm); Charles Aldrich Reed (architect); Allen H. Stem (architect)

Dates: constructed 1900-1902

2 stories

200 West Park Street
Livingston, MT 59047

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This Saint Paul, MN-based architectural firm Reed and Stem designed stations for the Northern Pacific Railway (NP) from MN to WA. This station, the third built at Livingston by the NP, served tourists disembarking to visit Yellowstone National Park. Passenger service ceased in the 1970s, and by the 1980s, the station's owners, the Burlington Northern Railroad, hoped to sell the property. Community activists succeeded in obtaining the station, renovating it, and opening it as the Livingston Depot Center, a museum and community center, in the summer of 1987. It continues to operate today.

Livingston, MT, was an important location for the Northern Pacific Railway, as it was equidistant to Minneapolis, MN, and Seattle, WA. As a result of its centrality, the railway expanded facilities here, making it the Northern Pacific's Central Division Headquarters. Livingston served as the site for an extensive shop complex, servicing trains, and administrative offices.

PCAD id: 19014