In the early 1880s, Springville and other towns in Erie County requested that the railroad build lines to them. The business community in Springville supported this effort and played a vital role in convincing the railroad company to provide service to Springville. The railroad benefited the town substantially as it provided businesses with faster shipment of goods and materials. The first depot, a wood-frame structure, was built in 1885. As the town grew, the need for a larger depot became obvious. This is what prompted the construction of the 1910 depot.