Santa Fe Depot
The Santa Fe Depot, located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, was constructed in 1918, but has been painstakingly restored at a cost of over $1,000,000, most recently in 2015. This popular meeting spot hosts all kinds of events. These include meetings, receptions, parties, weddings, reunions and other celebrations. The Depot forms the eastern edge of Depot Park which is the permanent home of the Mercy Train. Following a devastating explosion in 1915, steam locomotive 1108 brought medical personnel to the city to care for the injured. When the locomotive was retired in 1954, the City of Ardmore bought the train and moved it to the grounds of Hardy Murphy Coliseum. On September 7, 2017, the Mercy Train was brought to a permanent home in the Depot District of Ardmore at Depot Park.