Thomson Depot Museum

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Thomson Depot Museum

907 Main Street
Thomson, IL 61285
Carroll County
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The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Depot at Thomson was built in the late 1800's shortly after the completion of the track between Fulton and Savanna in 1886. The wooden frame building is typical of the style used by the C.B.&Q. in small villages and towns throughout Illinois during those early days of railroad expansion. It is the last of its kind in Carroll County. This Depot was saved through the efforts of the Depot Committee and several local residents and former residents who through their labor and contributions made it possible to buy the building and restore it. In May of 1986 the Depot was moved to a location 100 feet east of the original site. In 1989 an annex was constructed containing additional space for exhibits and public restrooms. The Thomson Depot Museum opens for the season on Memorial Day Weekend through October. It is open from 1:00 to 4:00 each Friday, Saturday & Sunday. No admission is charged - donations are accepted.

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Address:
907 Main Street
City:
Thomson
State:
IL
Zipcode:
61285
Phone:
815-259-3905
Published in: History and Heritage
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