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Rockdale in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot

 
 
International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot Marker
Inscription. Three rail lines largely contributed to Rockdale's early commercial development, and of the three, the International & Great Northern (I&GN) made the biggest impact. This former I&GN passenger depot opened in 1906. It survived various changes to the rail company, including its transition to the Missouri Pacific line in 1956. After years of declining rail use by passengers, the last passenger train left the depot on September 21, 1970, and the building served as storage for many years. Restored at the turn of the 21st century, the depot is eclectic in design with elements of Italianate, Queen Anne and Prairie styles of architecture.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2005

 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13466.)
 
Location. 30° 39.274′ N, 97° 0.062′ W. Marker is in Rockdale, Texas, in Milam County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route 908) and West Milam Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 North Main Street, Rockdale TX 76567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Railroads in Rockdale (a few steps
International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot
from this marker); The Kay Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jewish Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Matinee Musical Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Recluta and La Escuelita (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of the Mission San Ildefonso (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of Mission San Francisco Xavier de Los Dolores (approx. 7.2 miles away); Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockdale.
 
Regarding International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot. This station is in the National Register of Historic Places
 
Also see . . .  Rockdale International & Great Northern Railroad Depot & Heritage Museum. (Submitted on June 14, 2014.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
3. International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot Marker
International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Car and Caboose image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
4. International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Car and Caboose
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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