(3320 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield)
The Grossdale Railroad Station is the oldest intact station on Metra's Burlington commuter line. Built in 1859 for $5,000 by real estate developer Samuel Eberly Gross, the station was part of the beginning of the Village of Brookfield. In 1977, the Burlington announced plans to demolish the station. Through the efforts of the Brookfield Historical Society, the structure was preserved, and in 1981, it was moved to its present location. It currently is located on the site of the original village hall and is the only one of Brookfield's original public buildings that is still standing. The structure has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information see the Brookfield Historical Society www.gailla.com/bhs
(Excerpt from the DuPage County Salt Creek Greenway Master Plan.
Station photo by Dave Waycie.)
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