Illinois Central Railroad Depot (Ullin, Illinois)

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Illinois Central Railroad Depot
Ullin Illinois Central Railroad Depot.jpg
Front and southern end
Illinois Central Railroad Depot (Ullin, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Illinois Central Railroad Depot (Ullin, Illinois)
Location Jct. of Central Ave. and Ullin Ave., Ullin, Illinois
Coordinates 37°16′40″N 89°10′54″W / 37.27778°N 89.18167°W / 37.27778; -89.18167Coordinates: 37°16′40″N 89°10′54″W / 37.27778°N 89.18167°W / 37.27778; -89.18167
Area less than one acre
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 99000978[1]
Added to NRHP August 18, 1999

The Illinois Central Railroad Depot is a former Illinois Central Railroad station located at the intersection of Central Ave. and Ullin Ave. in Ullin, Illinois. Illinois Central service to Ullin began in 1854, and two stations were constructed in 1854 and 1863, both of which were later demolished. The existing station was built in 1897. The station provided freight and passenger rail service to Ullin; the freight trains exported limestone and lumber from the village. In addition, the depot served as Ullin's telegraph station, as the area's telegraph lines followed the Illinois Central tracks. Passenger service to the station ended in 1967, and the station moved to a new location in 1972. It was moved back to its original site in 1997 and became Ullin's village hall and library in 2012.[2][3]

The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 18, 1999.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Echols, Paul E. (April 15, 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Illinois Central Railroad Depot". National Park Service. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rail Depots". Southernmost Illinois History. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
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