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Date: 03/14/19 19:39
What was this window used for?
Author: upkpfan

This window is in the  about 1890 SF Depot in Holyrood, KS that we are restoring. What was it used for?  It is 20" by 24" high and is located about 6' to the left of the ticket window as looking from the office side.

The second pic. is taken from the waiting room area with no trim around it yet. Thank you for any info you may share. upkpfan






Date: 03/14/19 20:18
Re: What was this window used for?
Author: KskidinTx

Sure looks like a ticket window to me but you say the ticket window is 6' to the right.  Could you post a picture of the ticket window?  Or both windows in one shot?

I was the engineer on a work train unloading ties on the Little River District in 1973 for about a week but do not recall being inside of the Holyrood depot.

Thanks to all of you in your restoration of the depot.

Mark



Date: 03/14/19 21:24
Re: What was this window used for?
Author: cewherry

Possibly the Baggage master's window. Is there an obvious opening close by that baggage and parcels could passed through?

Charlie



Date: 03/15/19 12:28
Re: What was this window used for?
Author: PHall

Was there seperate waiting rooms for men and women when the station was built?
Fairly common in the 19th century.



Date: 03/15/19 12:35
Re: What was this window used for?
Author: okrifan

Maybe a telegraphers window?

Ken
 



Date: 03/15/19 16:11
Re: What was this window used for?
Author: BaltoJoey

Maybe a window for express packages?



Date: 03/15/19 18:42
Re: What was this window used for?
Author: millerdc

I lived in the Pierce, NE depot as a child as a child and remember it had both a men and woman's ticket window so I am guessing a segregated (by sex) ticket window. 



Date: 03/15/19 19:36
Re: What was this window used for?
Author: upkpfan

I will get a pic. of the ticket window and this window and a accurate measurement. No there was just one waiting room. 
I guess now, maybe it could have been for small packages but why mess with that when there was a large ticket window nearby. Thank you for the info. upkpfan



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