The Avery Depot in 2015
|Architect||Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad|
|MPS||North Idaho 1910 Fire Sites TR|
|NRHP reference #||84001142|
|Added to NRHP||September 20, 1984|
The Avery Depot in Avery, Idaho was built by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also known as The Milwaukee Road) in 1909 as part of its Pacific Extension into the Pacific Northwest from Chicago, Illinois. Avery was the west end of overhead catenary, which allowed electric locomotives to operate instead of steam engines.
The depot is a rectangular single story wood-frame building built in the Craftsman style. At one end is the passenger waiting area with a freight room at the other end. The station agent's office and lunch room ("beanery") are located between the two.
When the railroad went bankrupt in the 1980s, the depot was sold to the town of Avery for use as a community center.
- Anonymous. Avery Depot, North Idaho 1910 Fire Sites Thematic Group. On file at the National Park Service, Washington, DC. n.d.
- Sims, Cort. North Idaho 1910 Fire Sites Thematic Resource National Park Service, Washington, DC. 1984. PDF accessed August 23, 2008.
|Preceding station||The Milwaukee Road||Following station|
toward Chicago Union Station