Depot provides window into Redfield’s past
Monday, September 16, 2019
“A building does not have to be an important work of architecture to become a first-rate landmark … The essential feature of a landmark is not its design, but the place it holds in a city’s memory.” ~Herbert Muschamp
One of Redfield’s important landmarks is the Chicago and North Western (C&NW) Railroad Depot. The city received a federal grant to help preserve the historic structure in 2002. Today the restored depot serves as a museum with model trains, engines and artifacts to help educate about the early days of the railroad in Redfield.
The Depot was constructed in the likeness of the original C&NW Depot in Chicago and was originally dedicated on October 23, 1914. It had passenger service until the early 1950's.
Entry to the C&NW Railroad Depot Museum & Visitor Center is free (donations are accepted) so that everyone can enjoy this important relic of Redfield’s past.