History: A slow ride to Scottsdale

[Maricopa Historical Society]

This building was Southern Pacific Railroad’s Maricopa depot from the early 1930s through 1961.

The depot was then moved to Phoenix as a playhouse in a backyard, and finally moved again in the early 2000s to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, where it has been restored.

A frame of the depot from a 1950s movie film. [Maricopa Historical Society]