KY town seeks historic designation for depot

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky city has decided to seek a historic designation for a railroad depot that has become a popular attraction.

The City Council in Catlettsburg approved a resolution last week to try to get the depot placed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to The Independent newspaper.

Catlettsburg Main Street director Frank Branham took the idea to city officials since the city owns the building. Branham told council members getting the designation would "ensure that it is preserved like we want it to be preserved."

Branham says the depot was built between 1897 and 1900. It currently serves as the city's civic center and has become a popular spot to visit since it began housing a collection of Catlettsburg memorabilia and a train caboose was placed nearby.

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