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182 FOREST AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot
Other Name:
Reference Number:53776
Location (Address):182 FOREST AVE
County:Fond du Lac
City:Fond du Lac
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
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Year Built:1891
Additions: 1916
Survey Date:1988
Historic Use:depot
Architectural Style:Richardsonian Romanesque
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Charles Sumner Frost
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot
National Register Listing Date:8/10/1990 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/23/1990 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:The old Chicago and Northwestern railroad Depot is constructed of red brick and accented with rough-finished limestone. It consists of two structure attached by an overhang. There are overhangs that extend from both the north and south end walls. These large overhangs are supported by plain posts and brackets. A turret extends from the west wall of the building. The building was built in 1891 from plans prepared by Charles Sumner Frost. The passenger and freight sections were reversed and the depot expanded in 1916, also under the direction of Frost. The interior is badly vandalized but som eflooring and wainscotting is still extant in the building. For more information, see the National Register of Historic Places form. The building was listed in the National Register in 1990 as a fine example of a Richardsonian Romanesque railroad depot designed by master railroad architect Charles Sumner Frost. For more information, see the NRHP form. This depot was built in 1891 and expanded in 1916 for the Chicago and Northwestern railroad. It remained a depot until the 1970s. For more information, see the NRHP form. This building was listed in the National register in 1990 for its significance as the main depot for the important Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The C & NW railroad was the most significant line in eastern Wisconsin, and Fond du Lac was a main station. Substantial car shops for the line were operated in North Fond du Lac during the railroad's historic period. For more information, see the NRHP form.
Bibliographic References:(A) Fond du Lac City Directories. (B) Sanborn-Perris Maps - Fond du Lac. (C) Fond du Lac Tax Rolls. (D) Michael Lempinen and Les Ross, Intensive Survey Report, Fond du Lac: City of Fond du Lac and Sundberg, Carlson and Associates, 1989.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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