Brick Depot on the Rock Island line, built 1900 and jeopardy of destruction
It currently stands empty.
The depot is in jeopardy, as it is in the proposed right-of-way for the rebuilding of I-74 and the new bridge to replace the Twin Bridges. Fund raising is underway now to relocate the depot to a new location.
Although not on the National Registry of Historic Places, the depot was declared a Moline landmark in 1994.
The building is in the way of an exit ramp for the new (and badly needed) replacement for the twin bridges that carry I-74 across the Mississippi River.
According to the Quad Cities "Times" efforts to move the historic depot have failed. "Local preservationists currently are on the losing end of a battle over the fate of the historic train depot that is just east of the bridge on River Drive. The Illinois DOT's current plan is to collect demolition bids in the spring and tear down the depot next summer."
In addition, the iconic twin bridges (shown below) are also doomed.