Northern Pacific Depot

Northern Pacific Depot

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Northern

Pacific Depot

Located in downtown Wallace, Idaho, the NP Depot was constructed with bricks originally designated for the terminus depot in Tacoma, Washington and concrete blocks made from mine tailings. On May 10, 1986 the building was moved approximately 200 feet across the Coeur d’Alene River due to the construction of I-90. The short journey took 2 hours, 45 minutes, and 56 seconds. After the move and renovation, the October dedication took place where Idaho Governor, John Evans handed over the NP Depot key to the City of Wallace, then Wallace Mayor Maurice Pellissier turned over the key to Harry Magnuson, Chairman of the Northern Pacific Depot Foundation. The NP Depot project cost reached $588,056.61. The movers of the Depot were Bates Brothers Construction out of Spokane, Washington. The property was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Interesting Facts

Features

Despite being built in 1901, it had hot and cold running water, flushed toilets, electricity, and steam heat.

Logo

The Monad originated from the Korean flag. It became a logo for the NP railway in 1893. They changed the colors, rotated it 90 degrees, and now it means “a sign of good luck, a sign of good rail transportation.”

available rentals

Weddings and receptions are available at the NP Depot. People can rent the building or the lawn together or separate for their special day.

President Roosevelt

Former President Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Wallace via Northern Pacific Railway during a whirlwind tour of Idaho in 1903. He visited he town for approximately 2 hours.

Check Out the Other Stops On the Tour

Center of the Universe

Center of the Universe

Grand Theater

Grand Theater

Northern Pacific Depot

Northern Pacific Depot

Opera House and Masonic Hall

Opera House and Masonic Hall

Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital

Samuel's Hotel

Samuel's Hotel

Union Pacific Depot

Union Pacific Depot

Wallace Public School

Wallace Public School

Wallace Hospital

Wallace Hospital

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