Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot (Ironwood, Michigan)

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Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot
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Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot (Ironwood, Michigan) is located in Michigan
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot (Ironwood, Michigan)
Location Between Suffolk and Lowell Sts., Ironwood, Michigan
Coordinates 46°27′21″N 90°10′12″W / 46.45583°N 90.17000°W / 46.45583; -90.17000Coordinates: 46°27′21″N 90°10′12″W / 46.45583°N 90.17000°W / 46.45583; -90.17000
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1892
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 85000095[1]
Added to NRHP January 14, 1985

The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot is a railroad station located between Suffolk and Lowell Streets in Ironwood, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

History[edit]

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot, c. 1910

The Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railroad originally had a wood-frame structure as a depot in Ironwood.[2] In 1892, the company built a brick replacement.[3] The Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western became part of the Chicago and North Western Railway soon after.[3] The station was used for passenger traffic until 1970, and freight until 1971.[4] It currently houses the Ironwood Area Historical Society.[4]

Description[edit]

The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot in Ironwood is a red brick and sandstone structure[2] with a one-block long platform.[4] It has a multi-level hipped roof covered with slate.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c David J. Mrozek (2008), Railroad Depots of Michigan: 1910-1920, Arcadia Publishing, p. 78, ISBN 978-0-7385-5192-0 
  3. ^ a b City of Ironwood. "Request for Proposals (RFP) for Redevelopment and Revitalization of the Historic Railroad Depot in Ironwood, Michigan". Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Heritage Trail". Ironwood Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 

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