Olmstead Depot

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Olmstead Depot
Olmstead C&V Depot.jpg
Front and southern side
Olmstead Depot is located in Illinois
Olmstead Depot
Location Front St. and Caledonia Ave., Olmsted, Pulaski County, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 37°10′51″N 89°5′11″W / 37.18083°N 89.08639°W / 37.18083; -89.08639Coordinates: 37°10′51″N 89°5′11″W / 37.18083°N 89.08639°W / 37.18083; -89.08639
NRHP Reference # 89002101[1]
Added to NRHP December 15, 1989

The Olmstead Depot is a historic railroad station in Olmsted, Illinois. The station was built in 1872 by the Cairo and Vincennes Railroad. The railroad provided passenger and freight service to the town. Freight trains imported merchandise for the town's shops and exported goods such as chickens, mussel shells, and agricultural products. The passengers brought in by the trains also improved the town's economy by increasing sales for its businesses. The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway operated the station after it acquired the Cairo and Vincennes Railroad. Service to the station ended in 1955.[2]

The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 15, 1989.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Meier, Charlene (April 3, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Olmstead Depot". National Park Service. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
toward Danville
Cairo Division
toward Cairo