Chicago & North Western Railway Powerhouse

Chicago & North Western Railway Powerhouse (HMW5F)

Location: Chicago, IL 60661 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 53.169', W 87° 38.467'

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Foster & Granger, architects

— 1909-1911 —

Chicago Landmark

The Powerhouse is the best-surviving building associated with the Chicago and North Western Railway, one of the city's most prominent historic railroads. While a utilitarian building, this grandly-scaled example of the Beaux-Arts architectural style is noteworthy for its giant round-arched windows and fine cream-colored brick walls laid to resemble rusticated stone. The powerhouse provided electricity and steam heat to the original terminal (demolished), standing passenger cars, and other nearby railroad facilities for over 50 years.

Designated on January 11, 2006
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
HM NumberHMW5F
Year Placed2006
Placed ByCommission on Chicago Landmarks
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 446809 N 4637334
Decimal Degrees41.88615000, -87.64111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.169', W 87° 38.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 10.14" N, 87° 38' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)630, 312, 773, 847, 708
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 N Clinton St, Chicago IL 60661, US
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