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Once the commercial as well as travel hub of many communities, railroad depots were abandoned or neglected in the thousands with the ascendancy of the automobile as the 20th century wore on.  Many have found new life as restaurants, shops and businesses. Others, including many listed here, are now museums, community centers, and even departure points for tourist or scenic passenger rail lines.  Please tell us about your favorite depot if we haven't listed it here. 

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  Amboy

  Amboy Depot Museum

  Main Street

  PO Box 108

  Amboy  IL   61310    

  Phone  815 857-4700

  Web Site http://www.amboydepotmuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:information@amboydepotmuseum.org

  Description  local history in restored depot, fright house, one room school. City park

                    in railyard, steam engine, caboose

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Depot

  New or Updated:  7/25/2007


Illinois
Batavia
Batavia Depot Museum
155 Houston
Batavia IL
Phone 
708 406-5274
Alt Phone  708 879-5235
Web Site  http://www.whitebarn.com/vsi/batlnk/fact.html
Description  local artifacts in building/Riverwalk/pond setting
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Depot
Era 1855

Illinois
Brookfield
Brookfield Historical Society
8820 1/2 Brookfield Avenue
Brookfield IL 60513
Phone 708 485-3420
Web Site http://gailla.com/bhs/index.html
E-mail mailto:BHSRequest@hotmail.com
Description former Grossdale station holds local memorabilia
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Depot
New or Updated: 04/25/2003

Illinois
Chicago
Hyde Park Historical Society
5529 South Lake Park Ave
Chicago IL 60637
Phone 773 493-1893
Web Site http://www.hydeparkhistory.org/hphistory.html
Description neighborhood society in restored cable car waiting room
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Historical Society
Building Type Depot
Nature of Group or Site Association
New or Updated: 05/17/2003

Illinois
Lisle
Lisle Station Park
915-925 School Street
Lisle IL 60532
Phone 630 968-2747
Web Site http://www.lisleparkdistrict.org/lislestationpark.htm
Description 1874 depot, 1830 farmhouse, 1830 tavern, CB&Q railroad
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Building Collection
Building Type Depot
Owner/Operator: Lisle Park District
New or Updated: 06/29/2003

  IL
 
Mendota
 
Union Depot Railroad Museum
 
730 Main Street
 
PO Box 433
 
Mendota          IL                     61342  
 
Phone              815 538-3800
 
Web Site      http://www.mendotamuseums.org/
 
E-mail         mailto:mendotamuseums@tsf.net
 
Description      in restored portion of depot, HO layout, locomotive, 1900 telegraph office,                         photos, crossing gate towers, in still active station
 
Type of Resource       Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus    Railroad
 
Building Type    Depot
 
Collection G-M      Model Railroad
 
Era      1866
 
New or Updated:                 11/27/2003

Illinois
Rossville
Rossville Depot Museum
210 East Benton Street
MAIL: PO Box 1013 Danville IL 61834
Rossville IL
Phone
Web Site
http://www.prairienet.org/djc-nrhs/museum.html
E-mail  mailto:djcnrhs@prairienet.org
Description  1903 depot restored to 1950s appearance, railroading memorabilia, railroading library & HO railroad in former baggage room
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Railroad
Building Type  Depot
Collection G-M  Model Railroad
Era  1950
Owner/Operator:  Danville Junction Chap. NRHS

  IL
 
Springfield
  Lincolns Great Western Depot
 
Monroe & 10th
  Springfield IL  62701
  Phone  217 544-8695
  Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/liho/depot/depot.htm
  Alt Web  http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/sites/depot.htm
  Description  where Lincoln left to become president, operated in summer months by  NPS Rangers
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
  Primary Focus  Railroad
  Building Type  Depot
  New or Updated:  07/30/2003

 

 

 

  Indiana
Carmel
Carmel-Clay Historical Society Museum
211 1st Street SW
Old Monon Depot
Carmel IN 46032
Phone 317 846-7117
Web Site BROKEN http://www.digitalrainllc.com/CCHS.htm
Alt Web http://www.ci.carmel.in.us/community/things/arts.html
Description
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Depot
New or Updated: 04/25/2003

Indiana
Garrett
Garrett Historical Museum
302 North Randolph Street
Garrett IN 46738
Phone 219 357-3002
Alt Phone 219 925-3100
Web Site http://www.sirus.com/users/tlout/
E-mail mailto:tlout@sirus.com
Description located in former B&O Freight station, history of railroad town, HO railroad in basement
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Collection N-Z Model Railroad
New or Updated: 05/27/2003

Indiana
Linden
Linden Railroad Museum
207 North Main Street
PO Box 154
Linden IN  47955
Phone 
765 339-4896
Alt Phone  765 339-7245
Web Site  http://www.tctc.com/~weaver/depot.htm
Alt Web  http://www.tctc.com/~mcvcb/
Description  depot houses railroad memorabilia and model railroad layouts
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Railroad
Building Type  Depot
Collection G-M  Model Railroad
Era  1906
Owner/Operator:  Linden/Monon Township Historical Society
 

  IN

  Madison

  Heritage Center, Madison Railroad Station

   615 West First Street

  Madison  IN      47250    

  Phone  812 265-2335

  Web Site http://www.jcohs.org/

  E-mail    mailto:jchs@seidata.com

  Alt Web http://www.visitmadison.org/museums.htm

  Description  Pioneer Exhibit re-created stone house, Steamboat exhibit, Civil War

                    exhibit on raid by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan,  Victorian

                    Parlor; grounds hold restored 1895 brick railroad depot with exhibits on

                    Madison & Indianapolis RR & Madison incline RR

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Depot

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy

  Research  Library

  Era  1895

  Owner/Operator:  Jefferson County Historical Society

  New or Updated:   1/7/2007

 
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