|City/Town: • Cushing|
|Location Class: • Railroad|
|Year Built: • 1918 | Year Abandoned: • 1980|
|Status: • Abandoned • Gutted|
|Photojournalist: • David Linde|
The old Santa Fe Depot at the west end of Broadway in downtown Cushing, was built about 1918 and abandoned in the 1980s. When rail service disappeared, the rails were ripped up and there was talk of tearing down what some say is the “best-looking old depot ” in the state. Chamber of commerce, city and civic leaders formed a corporation several years ago and acquired the old depot on nearly an acre of land. Since then, the property has passed hands a few times. Each owner plans on restoring the depot, but it hasn’t happened yet. At one point, a benefit concert was thrown to raise money for the restoration. Currently the depot sits empty, just as it has since the 80’s.