Created By: Wichita History Walk
While the Garvey complex is well known in downtown Wichita, you might not realize that its predecessor was the Missouri Pacific Depot, an ornate late Victorian-era station located at 302 West Douglas. Built in 1900, it was the final depot location for the Missouri Pacific line in Wichita. Amenities included a first floor general waiting room finished in California redwood, featuring a chandelier. There was also a separate waiting room for ladies. The building was a striking one, with a tower on the southeast corner that rose 88 feet high. This depot was razed in 1965, just prior to the construction of the adjacent Century II complex.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Downtown Wichita