Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Freight House

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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Freight House
Freight House in Davenport, Iowa.jpg
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Freight House is located in Iowa
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Freight House
Location 102 S. Ripley St (corner of Ripley St and River Dr)
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′12″N 90°34′46″W / 41.52000°N 90.57944°W / 41.52000; -90.57944Coordinates: 41°31′12″N 90°34′46″W / 41.52000°N 90.57944°W / 41.52000; -90.57944
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1917
Governing body Private
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP Reference # 85002825[1]
Added to NRHP November 14, 1985

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Freight House (known locally as The Freight House) was built by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (The Milwaukee Road) in 1917 in Davenport, Iowa. The building is rectangular in shape and built of brick. The eastern end is two stories and held the offices. The west end held the warehouse storage space in a single story.[2] The freight house was built on the levee near the Mississippi River.

The railroad built the freight house because of the increase in traffic through Davenport in the years leading up to World War I. The freight house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its association with the commercial development of Davenport, Iowa.

Currently, the freight house is home to several small businesses featuring locally grown items, such as a deli, a grocery hub, and a tap room for a local brewery.[3] Previously, the freight house has seen a variety of uses, such as a comedy club, sports bar, piano bar, and restaurant.

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See also[edit]

Union Station and Burlington Freight House

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Davenport Public Library. "Ripley Street South - 102". Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs - State Historical Society of Iowa. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  3. ^ Times Editorial Board. "Freight House dreams come true". QC Times. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 

Bowers, Martha, and Svendsen-Roesler, Marlys. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Freight House Davenport, Iowa Architectural/Historical Survey, 1981.