First Milwaukee Railroad Depot | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


First Milwaukee Railroad Depot


Elevated view of the first Milwaukee railroad depot, which was used by the Milwaukee & Waukesha and the Milwaukee & Mississippi railroads. The Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway acquired the Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad in 1868 and later diverted the passenger trains to the Union Depot on Reed Street. The presence of passenger cars to the north of the depot suggest that this picture was taken shortly prior to that move.


Image ID: 24900

Creation Date: 1865 ca.

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Milwaukee

County: Milwaukee

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Album 36 (Railroads --Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul)

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: Album 36.25

Original Dimensions: 4 x 5 inches


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