Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Shari DeWitt 32009

Strong City AT&SF Depot Restoration

The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Depot was built in 1913 for a cost of $20,000.  The one story, pressed brick building was built in the mission style and trimmed with cut stone and decorative brick, with a tile roof.  The current depot replaced an earlier one that had set about 100 feet to the east.  The old depot was no longer large enough to accommodate the heavy passenger traffic that had been experienced by Strong City in those years.  The new depot was commenced on November 15, 1912.  completed and ready for use on June 13, 1913.  

The City gained possession of the building in 2006.

The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Jun 27, 2007, for its historical association with the growth and development of Strong city, Kansas and also for its architectural significance as a example of a county seat style Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Depot.  

The city applied for and was awarded a KDOT Transporation Enhancement Grant for the restoration of the depot.  Emporia Construction and Remodeling was awarded the bid and completed construction on June 15, 2015.  The City Office relocated to the depot and is located in what was the original office in August 2015.   There are public restrooms, a waiting room/meeting room, and railroad museum.  Railroad artifacts and memorabilia are being accepted.  

The city is still seeking funds for the restoration of the freight room and a portion of the baggage room.   Please send your tax deductible donation to:  City of Strong City,

P O Box 208, Strong City, Kansas 66869.  Thank you.




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Kansas Federal Elected Officials


US Senate
Jerry Moran
Russel Senate Office Building
Room 361 A
Washington, DC 20510

Roger Marshall

Russell Senate Office Building

Suite B33

Washington, DC 20510


US House of Representatives
Tracey Mann

522 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515



State Elected Officials


​Kansas Senate District 35

Rick Wilborn
1504 Heritage Pl
McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: (620) 242-4355

Kansas House of Representatives District 68
Dave Baker

PO Box 252
Council Grove, KS 66846
Phone: 620-767-6403


City Hall Information

City Clerk, Shari DeWitt
Deputy Clerk, Yvonne Kirk

204 W. Topeka Ave.

P O Box 208
Strong City, KS 66869