Grossdale Station - Brookfield, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 49.374 W 087° 50.550
16T E 430032 N 4630456
Built in 1889 for $5000 along the Burlington Northern line by real estate developer Samuel Eberly Gross to attract potential residents to his new subdivision of Grossdale (now called Brookfield). See waymark WM3EWW re: National Register.
Waymark Code: WM3JND
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 04/12/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 38

(Also known as Brookfield's Old Prairie Avenue Railroad Station.) In 1977, the Burlington announced plans to demolish the Station, which had been allowed to deteriorate. A group of seven dedicated, far-sighted and tenacious residents formed the Brookfield Historical Society to try to save the Station. They succeeded to generate support and funding to have the old Station moved from its original site, near where the present station stands, on April 9, 1981. The event was even covered by the Chicago TV stations. Its present location is the site of the original Village Hall which was built in 1899 and razed in 1974. The site lies within the original boundaries of Grossdale.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Historical museum

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Burlington Northern

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