Near Union in McHenry County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Soo Terminal Warehouse Limestone Entablature ca. 1912
Illinois Railway Museum obtained the limestone entablature displayed here in 1996. The Soo Line Freight House opened on April 1, 1914. It was located at Roosevelt and Canal in Chicago, Il. The entire complex which covered 11 city blocks was demolished and replaced with a shopping center. IRM acknowledges the assistance of Brandenburg Industrial Services, HSA and the Soo Historic and Technical Society.
Erected 2008 by Illinois Railway Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 42° 13.631′ N, 88° 31.655′ W. Marker is near Union, Illinois, in McHenry County. Marker is about 50 feet northeast of Barn 9, on the grounds of the Illinois Railway Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7000 Olson Road, Union IL 60180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Burlington Zephyrs / Articulated Trains (a few steps from this marker); Chicago's Passenger Stations (within shouting distance Sanding Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Cats (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific 18 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soo/Milwaukee Road X-5001 (about 300 feet away); Chicago and North Western 9933 (about 300 feet away); Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific 37A (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
Also see . . .
1. Soo Line Historical and Technical Society. (Submitted on December 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Soo Line. (Submitted on December 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.