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Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad, Dearborn Station Trainshed, 47 West Polk Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL



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Location
47 West Polk Street, Chicago, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-6
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1924 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1976 demolished
Significance: The Dearborn Station Trainshed of the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad was an unusual and unique example of trainshed design, combining timber and wrought iron in the massive trusses that supported the roof. It was possibly the oldest structure of its kind in the United States at the time of its destruction.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Transportation Industry
Historic Sites


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, TOWARD STATION
2. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SOUTH GABLE DEMOLISHED
3. DETAIL VIEW, DEMOLISHED SOUTH GABLE
4. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, TRUSS STRUCTURE
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTH, EXPOSED TIMBER AND IRON TRUSS WORK
6. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, WEST ELEVATION OF CENTER BAY WITH WEST WING DEMOLISHED
7. VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING REMAINING PORTION OF WEST WING DURING DEMOLITION
8. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING TRAINSHED AT NORTH CONNECTION TO HEADHOUSE, STATION CLOCK TOWER IN BACKGROUND
9. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING WEST SHED WING UNDER DEMOLITION
10. DETAIL VIEW OF VENTILATION MONITOR ON ROOF OF CENTRAL TRAINSHED SPAN
11. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH, INTERIOR OF CENTRAL SHED WITH EASTERN WING STILL STANDING, WESTERN WING DEMOLISHED
12. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, INTERIOR OF CENTRAL SHED LOOKING INTO EAST WING
13. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, FROM EAST WING INTO CENTRAL SPAN
14. DETAIL VIEW OF INTERIOR OF CENTRAL SPACE, SHOWING CLERESTORY BETWEEN CENTRAL SPAN AND EAST WING


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