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The Way it Was: Milwaukee Railroad Depot

This photo shows a 1931 view of the old Milwaukee Railroad Depot at 601 St. Andrew St.

This photo shows a 1931 view of the old Milwaukee Railroad Depot at 601 St. Andrew St., with a passenger coach standing nearby.

Completed in 1927, this 90-year-old building remains in use today as home to the Amtrak Depot, several small businesses and a ministry.

Anyone with more information about this photo or wishing to donate photos of the Coulee Region may contact the La Crosse Public Library Archives at 608-789-7136.

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Ah, memories. I remember my family going there in, I suppose, 1953 (perhaps '54?) to see Korean War veterans returning home, among them, I seem to remember, POWs. And I remember as a young man who had gone off into the world coming home for visits and my parents waiting on the platform to pick me up. Amazing that the building is still in use. The old Burlington station by the old Country Club was a much more modern building with a magnificent mural. Too bad it is gone.

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