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Property Name Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Station
Reference Number 13000327
State Minnesota
County Winona
Town Winona
Street Address 65 E. Mark Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/28/2013
Areas of Significance
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The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Station is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of transportation for its association with the railroads in Minnesota. The property is related to the statewide historic contexts of Railroads and Agricultural Development, 1870- 1940 and Urban Centers, 1870-1940. As an early center ofthe grain and lumber industries, Winona played a key role in the state's railroad development and was eventually served by five separate lines. In 1872, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, commonly called the Milwaukee Road, linked Winona directly to both the Twin Cities and Chicago. The station which the Milwaukee Road built in 1888 served as a major gateway to Winona for generations of travelers through the 1960s. For this reason, the period of significance begins in 1888 and continues to 1962, fifty years ago. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Station continues to serve rail passengers as Winona's Amtrak Station.


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