Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
Iowa City train station.jpg
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station is located in Iowa
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station is located in the US
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
Location 115 Wright St.
Iowa City, Iowa
Coordinates 41°39′13″N 91°32′1″W / 41.65361°N 91.53361°W / 41.65361; -91.53361Coordinates: 41°39′13″N 91°32′1″W / 41.65361°N 91.53361°W / 41.65361; -91.53361
Area less than one acre
Built 1898
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 82000411[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1982

The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station is a historic building located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. Built in 1898 for passenger use, it was the second depot in the city.[2] The first one was built by the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad, a predecessor of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRI&P), in 1855. This one was built through the efforts of Harry Breene, the local Rock Island agent. W.K. McFarlin, CRI&P's superintendent of maintenance and construction oversaw the building's construction. Architecturally, it is a combination of the Richardsonian Romanesque and Victorian Romanesque. The depot was built to similar designs of stations in Ottawa, Illinois and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Service included the CRI&P's Corn Belt Rocket and Rocky Mountain Rocket passenger lines.[3] The depot ceased operations in 1970, although the railroad continued to maintain offices here. In 1982 it was acquired by a couple of attorneys for their offices. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places the same year. The building sits adjacent to the Iowa Interstate Railroad lines, and the railroad has operated occasional excursion trains that have stopped at the former depot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ James E. Jacobsen. "Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-06.  with photos
  3. ^ Richard Parks. "A Chicago Hub Railroad of the 1930's - 1940's: The Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway (Rock Island)". Passenger Railroad Index -1930's-1940's. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
A steam excursion stops at the depot in 2006