Illinois train station torn down

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Construction crews started demolishing the 1901-built depot on Tuesday, June 21.
Erik Rasmussen
MOLINE, Ill. — A passenger train station that once served the Davenport, Rock Island, & Northwestern Railroad, as well as the Milwaukee Road is being demolished. Contract construction crews started tearing the building down on Tuesday, June 21.

After being retired as an active passenger depot, the building served as the home of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce until sitting empty for the past several years. Over the years, there have been several failed attempts by preservationists to save and move the building.

The building was demolished to make way for the planned Interstate 74 Mississippi River bridge in the area. The depot was built in 1901.

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