Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
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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
Built 1898
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference #

82000411

[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1982

The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station was built in 1898 for passenger use; it was the third depot in Iowa City, Iowa. It primarily served the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, including its Corn Belt Rocket and Rocky Mountain Rocket passenger lines.[2] After the 1950s it was used for freight, now it is used as offices. It is adjacent to the Iowa Interstate Railroad lines.

The Iowa Interstate has operated occasional excursion trains in the 21st century that have stopped at this depot. See photo.

The depot was built to similar designs of stations in Ottawa, Illinois and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ The Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway, http://www.r2parks.net/cri&p.html
A steam excursion stops at the depot in 2006
The station