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Property Name Cudahy Chicago and North Western Railway Depot
Reference Number 13000750
State Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Town Cudahy
Street Address 4647 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/18/2013
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The Cudahy Chicago and NorthWestern Railway Depot (Cudahy Depot) is locally significant under National Register Criterion A for its association with the history of the railroad and rail transportation in Cudahy, Wisconsin. The depot, constructed in 1892 on land donated by Patrick Cudahy, served the newly established community and its large meat processing facility by bringing employees to and from work and, after 1907, moving freight from Cudahy's various industries and manufacturing facilities and connecting the city to national markets. Additionally, the depot is locally significant under Criterion C as an excellent intact example of a late nineteenth century, small town, wood frame railroad depot. In 2007, the Cudahy Depot was found eligible for inclusion in the National Register. The period of significance extends from the 1892 date of construction until passenger service was discontinued in 1956.


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