Milwaukee Railroad Depot (Alberton, Montana)

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Milwaukee Railroad Depot
Alberton train depot - town hall and library 2017 - 2.jpg
Milwaukee Railroad Depot (Alberton, Montana) is located in Montana
Milwaukee Railroad Depot (Alberton, Montana)
Milwaukee Railroad Depot (Alberton, Montana) is located in the US
Milwaukee Railroad Depot (Alberton, Montana)
Location701 Railroad St
Alberton, Montana
Coordinates47°0′10″N 114°28′30″W / 47.00278°N 114.47500°W / 47.00278; -114.47500Coordinates: 47°0′10″N 114°28′30″W / 47.00278°N 114.47500°W / 47.00278; -114.47500
Built1908
ArchitectChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Architectural styleCraftsman
MPSAlberton MPS
NRHP reference #96001603
Added to NRHPJanuary 13, 1997

The Milwaukee Railroad Depot in Alberton, Montana was built by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (a.k.a. Milwaukee Road) in 1908, during its Pacific Extension from Chicago, Illinois to Tacoma, Washington from 1906-09. The depot is a rectangular one-story wood frame building constructed in the Craftsman style.

When the Milwaukee Road built its transcontinental line, it placed a division point at Alberton. In addition to the depot, there were also a roundhouse, turntable and locomotive repair shops. The depot became the center of the commercial district of the town and the railroad was the town's major employer.[1]

When the railroad was electrified in the 1920s, the roundhouse and turntable were removed.

When the railroad went bankrupt in the 1980s, the depot was sold to the Town of Alberton and is now used as a community center.[2]

The depot was listed in the National Register because of its architecture and association with The Milwaukee Road and the development of railroads in Montana.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Historic Research Associates, Historic Resources of Alberton, Montana, National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form, 1997.
  2. ^ James R. McDonald, Milwaukee Railroad Depot (Mineral County, Montana), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, 1997.

References[edit]

  • Historical Research Associates. Historic Resources of Alberton, Montana. National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form, 1997. On file at the National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
  • McDonald, James R. Milwaukee Railroad Depot (Mineral County, Montana). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, 1997. On file at the National Park Service, Washington, D.C.