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Veterans Avenue at Willow Lane

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Historic Name:West Bend Chicago and NorthWestern Depot
Reference Number:08000789
Location (Address):Veterans Avenue at Willow Lane
City/Village:West Bend
West Bend Chicago & NorthWestern Depot
Veterans Avenue at Willow Lane, West Bend, Washington County
Architects: Frost and Granger
Date of construction: 1900

The West Bend Chicago & NorthWestern Depot is a long, one-story, frame, Craftsman-influenced building set on a stone foundation. The depot is a variation of the Chicago & NorthWestern "Number One" combination depot, a standard plan containing a baggage section and a passenger/ticket office section. The depot is thought to have been designed by the Chicago architectural firm noted for its many railroad depot designs, (Charles Sumner) Frost and (Alfred Hoyt) Granger.

The presence of the Chicago & NorthWestern Railway facilitated West Bend's development as a regional center for shipping agricultural and industrial products, and connected the city to national markets. The Chicago & North Western Railway built frame combination passenger/freight depots around the turn of the century for the many smaller communities it served in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas. Passenger service to West Bend was discontinued in 1971 and the depot is the only surviving building associated with the railroad in West Bend.

Period of Significance:1900-1958
Area of Significance:Architecture
Area of Significance:Transportation
Applicable Criteria:Event
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Transportation: Rail-Related
Architectural Style:Bungalow/Craftsman
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Frost and Granger
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:08/19/2008
State Register Listing Date:01/18/2008
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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