Donations can be mailed to City Hall PO Box 15, Skidmore, MO 64487
March 10, 1908, the original depot was destroyed by fire, including all its contents. There was talk after the fire of the railroad rebuilding the new depot out of some second-hand lumber which they had on hand. The Skidmore citizens were not happy with this and appealed upon the officials in St. Joseph for a better building which was granted and the depot we have today was erected. This makes our depot 113 years old this year.
The new depot covers 20 x 54 feet of ground space with a 14-foot glazed brick walk on the west side. It consists of three rooms, a large commodious waiting room, a high platform freight room and a neat ticket and business office. Mr. G.L. Owens was the agent of the C.B. & Q. Railroad at the time.
We are very proud to still have this building thanks to the citizens of the past who worked tirelessly to bring the depot back to life, I believe, in the early 1980s. A committee consisting of Teresa Carter, Cheryl Huston, Fran (Jones) Harbin, Cindy Kenny, and Jill Wieland have been dedicating time and efforts to cleaning and sorting the treasures within the walls of the depot. All help of any kind would be much appreciated to keep this treasure in our little town.