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Dearborn Station, Chicago

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Dearborn Station (also referred to as Polk Street Depot) was, beginning in the late 1800s one of six intercity train stations serving downtown Chicago, Illinois. It remained in operation through to 1971. Built in 1883, it is located at Dearborn and Polk Streets, adjacent to Printers Row. The station was owned by the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad, which itself was owned by the companies operating over its line. The station is now a shopping mall housing office, retail and entertainment space.

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  • As a 79-year-old retiree, I remember when railroads were more popular than airlines. I recall riding on the Rock Island Railroad from my home in south suburban Blue Island to the La Salle Street...  more »
  • The Dearborn Station is one of the last remaining of the old train stations that is left in Chicago. The train station offers a wonderful anchor for the Printers Row Landmark District. The station is also known as The Polk Street Station and has been Rehabbed into retail space, offices, and public gathering areas. The Dearborn Street Station is on both the National and the city of Chicago historic landmark places.
  • I love this area because it's my neighborhood very safe and close to many activities in Chicago

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