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Chicago & North Western Depot

Packers Heritage Trail

 
 
Chicago & North Western Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
1. Chicago & North Western Depot Marker
Inscription.  The Chicago & North Western Depot was the Packers' usual port of call for road trips over nearly four decades. And often those trips started or ended, or both, with a party thrown by the team's ever-faithful fans.

They threw impromptu homecoming parties following exhilarating victories and also pre-planned farewell parties to cheer up the players when times were tough.

The Packers left from here on their first road trip ever, to Ishpeming, Mich., on Oct. 19, 1919, and they continued to travel from here on occasional short trips to Chicago and Milwaukee into the 1960s.

The biggest celebration occurred after the Packers clinched their first NFL championship with a victory over the Chicago Bears on Dec. 8, 1929. An estimated 20,000 fans lined the tracks and nearby streets, stood on the rooftops of neighboring buildings and atop idle boxcars, and cheered wildly when the Packers arrived home from Chicago about 8:30 p.m. There was another big bash when the Packers won the title in 1930.

On some of the Packers' shorter trips, fans would accompany the team on the train. The North Western would convert a baggage
Chicago & North Western Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
2. Chicago & North Western Depot and Marker
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car into a bar car and throw a party on wheels.

The depot opened in 1899. Regular passenger service ended in 1971. Titletown Brewing Co. purchased the building in 1996.

Sponsored by:
Titletown Brewing Co.

 
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1937.
 
Location. 44° 31.165′ N, 88° 1.093′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Dousman Street (U.S. 141) east of North Broadway Street (U.S. 141). Marker is to the west end of Titletown Brewery 100 feet off of Dousman Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Dousman Street, Green Bay WI 54303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zachary Taylor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Howard Stockade (about 400 feet away); Packers Heritage Trail (about 500 feet away); Alexis De Tocqueville (about 600 feet away); The Fort Howard Story (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Green Bay (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Green Bay Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better
Chicago & North Western Depot/Titletown Brewery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
3. Chicago & North Western Depot/Titletown Brewery and Marker
understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.)
 
Depot and Clock Tower image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
4. Depot and Clock Tower
Trackside view of Chicago & North Western Depot image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 20, 2012
5. Trackside view of Chicago & North Western Depot
Chicago & North Western Depot Boarding Area image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 20, 2012
6. Chicago & North Western Depot Boarding Area
Chicago & North Western Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, July 15, 2012
7. Chicago & North Western Depot Marker
Marker also at this location at the entrance to the depot / Titletown Brewing Co.
Chicago & North Western Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, July 15, 2012
8. Chicago & North Western Depot Marker
National Register of Historic Places marker also at this location at the entrance to the depot / Titletown Brewing Co.
Chicago & North Western Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, July 15, 2012
9. Chicago & North Western Depot Marker
Also at this location, 22-foot-tall fiberglass statue of Green Bay Packer receiver.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.   5, 6. submitted on June 20, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.   7, 8, 9. submitted on July 15, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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