Midland Valley Depot
Makes Way For a Church
While the site of Wichita's Harvey
House Restaurant still exists inside the former Union Station,
now owned by Cox Communication, four of the city's six depots
The stately Midland Valley Depot, at 515 West Douglas, was
built shortly after the Midland Valley Railroad was extended to
Wichita in 1911.
That railroad ran from Wichita to Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
The book, Peerless Princess of the Plains says that, at one
time, the Midland Valley Railroad served 58 stations, but "by
1959 there were fewer than 15 open stations, and passenger service
had been discontinued. In 1964, control of the Midland Valley
passed to the Texas and Pacific RR, a part of the Missouri Pacific
Metropolitan Baptist Church was
built on the site in the 1960s.