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Union Depot of Joplin

January 6, 2011

This week I stumbled upon the Union Depot of Joplin, MO.  Driving North out of downtown on Main Street you can just barely glimpse it off the side of the road.

Joplin Union Depot

After seeing this awesome building and walking around it, I did some research online and found some very interesting facts, one of which was that the structure is concrete, made from scraps left over from local mining operations.  Joplin, MO was thinking green in 1908!

Joplin Union Depot - Abandoned

The abandoned depot hasn’t been used by anyone but graffiti artists for decades, but appears to be in remarkably good condition.

More photos of Joplin.