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Milwaukee Railroad Station (now a medical office)

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now a medical office
c. 1880. Northeast corner of E. Water St. and Riverside Ave.

This former railroad station poses as a picturesque shingled house. The bay of the stationmaster's office punches through the roof to form a low, square tower. Other portions of the sweeping roof have gabled ends and dormers with low-pitched shed roofs. The tracks and the metal turntable (this was the end of the line) have been removed. At the east end of the small railroad park is the former Rock Island Station, now used as a residence.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Milwaukee Railroad Station (now a medical office)", [Decorah, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 377-377.

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