C &NW Railroad Car Shops

Architectural Tour of Clinton

C &NW Railroad Car Shops

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


C &NW Railroad Car Shops, 1501 Camanche Avenue; c. 1910.The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad car shops form a major industrial complex in Clinton. This location was developed about 1910. Earlier car shops (located near 8th Avenue South and the river) had become obsolete, forcing relocation of the facility. Some of the early shop buildings are good examples of early twentieth-century industrial architecture. Most of the buildings have exterior walls of common brick. A variety of roof types are used, including gable, flat, and "saw-tooth" roofs. Most of these buildings were constructed about 1910 or after, and are located along Camanche Avenue. Some new shop buildings, most with metal skins, have been built south of the original complex.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Architectural Tour of Clinton


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