St. Louis Chapter NRHS
"The Rock Island Railroad was completed through Gerald in March, 1901. In 1902, a depot was built. Destroyed by fire, the present depot was erected to replace it and was operational until March, 1975, when the Rock Island Railroad filed bankruptcy. Scheduled for demolition, the Gerald citizens wished to preserve the historic depot raising funds to move the depot to the present location. This depot is the only remaining original Rock Island Depot left on the Rock Island Line and a part of the City of Gerald heritage."