Milwaukee Road Historic District

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Milwaukee Road Historic District
Milwaukee Road Historic District is located in Montana
Milwaukee Road Historic District
Milwaukee Road Historic District is located in the US
Milwaukee Road Historic District
Location Southern end of Central Ave., Harlowton, Montana
Coordinates 46°25′49″N 109°49′38″W / 46.43028°N 109.82722°W / 46.43028; -109.82722Coordinates: 46°25′49″N 109°49′38″W / 46.43028°N 109.82722°W / 46.43028; -109.82722
NRHP reference # 88001024
Added to NRHP July 8, 1988[1]

The Milwaukee Road Historic District is a historic district encompassing the Milwaukee Road railway depot and facilities in Harlowton, Montana. The depot was built in 1908, and rail service to Harlowton began the same year. In 1916, the facilities at Harlowton gained international renown when the Milwaukee Road made the depot the eastern endpoint of an electrified section of rail which extended to Avery, Idaho. The electrified section was the longest stretch of electric railroad in the United States; Thomas Edison described the railroad as an "unmatched technical marvel". Harlowton was also an important division point for the railroad, and its facilities include the railroad's standardized Class A passenger station and a rare example of an intact roundhouse. In addition to its importance to the railroad, the Harlowton rail facilities were also important to the local economy, as the railroad was the city's largest employer.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 8, 1988.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Elwood, Warren (January 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Milwaukee Road Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved September 7, 2015.  Accompanied by photos.