The depot was constructed by the Rock Island railroad company in the Renaissance Revival architectural style. Notable features include decorative copper sheets, brackets, triple windows, and quoins along the upper corners.
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, known informally as the Rock Island Line, was an extensive network of tracks extending throughout much of the Midwest and South. The Rock Island Line had a strong presence in Oklahoma, with three main lines crossing through the state. It operated in Oklahoma for almost a century, from 1888 until its closing in 1980.