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Name Block, Wood
Description Wood Cut, of Sycamore Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Depot, Sycamore, Illinois Reverse side of plaque reads "Sycamore Train Depot Sycamore, IL. In 1858 Sycamore businessmen raised $75,000 to complete a 4 mile railroad to Cortland connecting to the Chicago/Galena line. Commerce flourished and the County Seat remained in Sycamore. In 1880 the depot was constructed of 12 inch thick bricks baked in local kilns. The first floor had a ticket office and men's and women's waiting rooms and to the north a warehouse. By 1910 seventeen passenger trains stopped dailly. After years as a warehouse the renovated depot now houses the DeKalb County Community Foundation." Available at Made Just For You Sycamore, Illinois (815) 895-8122. 2012 the Cat's Meow www. catsmeow.com CSTM 22069
Image 012\201402002.JPG
Catalog Number 2014.020.02
Subjects Sycamore
Search Terms Chicago Northwestern Railway
Train
Depot
Spur Line
1910
1880
1858
2012
People Cargile, Clint
Size H-5.25 W-0.5 L-4.5 inches