Dwight (Amtrak station)
Dwight, Illinois's Chicago and Alton Railroad Depot, now a historic Amtrak station.
|Address||119 West Main Street
Dwight, Illinois, United States
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2013)||10,763 5.7%|
Dwight Chicago and Alton Railroad Depot
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Henry Ives Cobb|
|Architectural style||Richardson Romanesque|
|NRHP Reference #||82000398|
|Added to NRHP||December 27, 1982|
The Dwight railroad depot was built in Dwight, Illinois, United States by the Chicago and Alton Railroad in 1891 to a design by architect Henry Ives Cobb. Built in the Richardson Romanesque style of rusticated masonry, the structure has been on the National Register of Historic Places since December 27, 1982. The foundation is of Joliet stone and the walls above are of Bedford blue stone from Indiana composed almost entirely of fossil shells.
In 1999, the village of Dwight offered the use of the depot to the Dwight Historical Society. The society moved its museum into the north end of the building; the south end holds both a meeting room for the society and the present office of the Dwight Chamber of Commerce. The depot continues to serve Amtrak passenger traffic between Chicago and St. Louis. Amtrak trains serving the station are the Lincoln Service. This was also a stop for the Ann Rutledge until April 2007. Travel time to downtown Chicago is approximately 1.5 hours. The depot is located at 119 W. Main Street.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Livingston County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places
- Great American Stations. Accessed March 21, 2013.
Media related to Chicago and Alton Railroad Depot (Dwight, Illinois) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Dwight, IL
- Livingston County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places
- Dwight Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Dwight Railroad Depot -- Dwight Area Chamber of Commerce
- Dwight (DWT)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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