Location Information
(for the Illinois Central Railroad Depot)
Name:Illinois Central Railroad Depot [West Point Depot (Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum)]
Address:5 Depot Drive
at the west end of West Jordan Avenue
City/County:West Point, Clay County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1894
No. of Stories:1
Registration Information
NR District Name:West Point Unified (2009)
    NR Status:Contributing
    Element No.:353
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:02-24-1994
Recorded:11-08-1995
Book/Vol. No.:V. 208, p. 70
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:West Point Historic District
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Context/Comments
This one-story brick building was constructed in 1894 to serve as the passenger and freight depot for Aberdeen Branch of the Illinois Central Railroad. It is shown on the December 1894 Sanborn map of West Point (sheet 3). This building was originally listed on the National Register in 1982 as a contributing element (element #47) in the West Point Central City Historic District. When that district was included within the larger West Point Unified Historic District, which was placed on the National Register in 2009, the former Illinois Central depot was included as a previously-listed element (element #353). It was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1994. The building now serves as the Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum.