Chicago and Northwestern Depot (Sycamore, Illinois)

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Chicago and Northwestern Depot
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Chicago and Northwestern Depot (Sycamore, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Chicago and Northwestern Depot (Sycamore, Illinois)
Chicago and Northwestern Depot (Sycamore, Illinois) is located in the US
Chicago and Northwestern Depot (Sycamore, Illinois)
Location Sacramento and DeKalb Sts., Sycamore, Illinois
Coordinates 41°59′2″N 88°41′39″W / 41.98389°N 88.69417°W / 41.98389; -88.69417Coordinates: 41°59′2″N 88°41′39″W / 41.98389°N 88.69417°W / 41.98389; -88.69417
Area less than one acre
Built 1865
NRHP Reference # 78003101[1]
Added to NRHP December 8, 1978

The Chicago and Northwestern Depot is a historic railway station located at the northeast corner of Sacramento and DeKalb Streets in Sycamore, Illinois. The station was built in 1865 to serve as Sycamore's main railway station. While Sycamore was bypassed by the Chicago and Northwestern Railway (C&NW) in the early 1850s, several community leaders developed and built the Sycamore, Cortland, and Chicago Railway to link Sycamore to the C&NW at Cortland. The original line, which opened in 1855, lacked an engine and pulled railcars by mule; as the railway became more successful, it was able to purchase an engine and build the station in Sycamore. The station has an Italianate design which resembles contemporary DeKalb architecture but is noticeably different from the standardized depots built elsewhere in the C&NW system. The branch and station were acquired by the C&NW in 1883.[2]

The station was added to the National Register on December 8, 1978.[1] At the time of its listing, it was being used as a warehouse by ITT-Holub Industries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Murray, Arthur; Flemming, Jeffrey S. (August 11, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Chicago and Northwestern Depot" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved March 12, 2016.