Glencoe (Metra station)
Glencoe Metra Station
|Address||724 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
|Connections|| Pace Buses
Chicago Botanical Garden Trolley
Green Bay Bike Trail
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot
|Location||Glencoe, Illinois, USA|
|Area||Less than one acre|
|Architect||Charles Sumner Frost|
|Architectural style||Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque|
|NRHP Reference #||91000569|
|Added to NRHP||May 16, 1991|
Glencoe Station is a historic commuter railroad station along Metra's Union Pacific/North line in Glencoe, Illinois. It is officially located on 724 Green Bay Road, however it also runs parallel to Old Green Bay Road, both of which intersect with Park Avenue.
Like the Braeside Train Station, Glencoe is in close proximity to the Cook County Forest Preserves' Turnbull Woods, William N. Erickson Preserve, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Unlike Braeside, Glencoe was built in a partial Romanesque-style for the Chicago and North Western Railway by architect Charles Sumner Frost in 1891. The Green Bay Bike Trail, and the local Veterans Memorial Park are also nearby.
Northbound trains go as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin, and southbound trains go as far as to Chicago's Ogilvie Transportation Center. The station, which reflects the influence of architectural innovator Henry Hobson Richardson, has been meticulously restored in recent years and in 1991 was determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Actual listing has not taken place because of objection by then owner, the Chicago and NorthWestern Transportation Company, which routinely opposes such listing of its properties.
- #213 - Green Bay Road
- Chicago Botanical Garden Trolley
- Metra - Glencoe Station
- Chicago Botanical Gardens: Directions
- Station from Park Avenue from Google Maps Street View