2000 List

Fitzgerald Station Stables

Endangered List: Back To Main Page
City/County/Congressional District: Springdale , Washington County ( District 3 )
Location Class: Commercial
Year Built: 1885
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (2003)
Status: Endangered

The station was built in 1885 by the John Butterfield Overland Mail construction crew. The Butterfield Trail ran from St. Louis to San Francisco and became the nation’s first east to west transportation for passenger and freight service. The Fitzgerald family was appointed to serve as an important stop along the route in Shiloh (now Springdale). The original stables still stand along State Highway 265 in East Springdale.

The structure was built from native lumber sawed in the area and from fieldstone picked up from the surrounding fields. It is now used as a stop in the annual Butterfield Trail Run.