Details for International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot (Atlas Number 5507013466)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013466

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Marker Number 13466
Atlas Number 5507013466
Marker Title International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot
Index Entry International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot
Address 100 N Main St
City Rockdale
County Milam
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 691502
UTM Northing 3393125
Subject Codes railroad; railroads depots
Marker Year 2005
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 100 N Main St
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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