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Property Name Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company Passenger Station
Reference Number 13000380
State Minnesota
County St. Louis
Town Tower
Street Address 404 Pine Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/14/2013
Areas of Significance TRANSPORTATION, ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATION
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000380.pdf
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The Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company Passenger Station- Tower, Minnesota (hereinafter Tower Depot) is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A, with the Areas of Significance being both Transportation and Entertainment/Recreation. As such, its level of significance is both local and statewide, relating to the state historic context ofMinnesota Tourism and Recreation in the Lakes Region, 1870- 1945. It also relates to the National Park Service's internal context Tourism and Recreational Development in the Minnesota Northern Border Lakes, 1880s-1950s. The period of significance is from its construction date of 1915 through 1951, when the D&IR ended passenger service to Tower. All train service ceased in 1962, and in 1966 the railroad donated the depot to the City of Tower.

 

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