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Structures

from Rockford, IL Springfield Avenue Shelter
from Rockford, IL
Springfield Avenue Shelter
Description:Interurban waiting shelter

Equipment Information

The Springfield Avenue waiting shelter was built in the early 1900s for the Rockford & Interurban electric railway. It was located on the west side of Rockford at about the intersection of Springfield Avenue and State Street, on the interurban line between Rockford and Freeport. It is typical of hundreds of waiting shelters located at “flag stops” – locations where the train would only stop if it were “flagged down” by a waiting passenger – along interurban lines throughout the Midwest. This shelter was acquired by IRM, restored, and was placed at its currently location along the streetcar line in the 1990s.