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title:

Monon railroad yard & round house

image number:

P0020074

description:

This railroad yard and round house was located in the area south of Grimes Lane between Rogers and Walnut.

If one were to extend today (2016) East Miller Drive and East Vermilya Avenue across South Walnut Street to the Bloomington Rail Trail then the round house would be located between those two streets. The outline/foundation of the round house can still be seen on Google Earth images today (2016).

Note the limestone blocks on some of the cars.

See also the August 1913 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map (number 23) for Bloomington, Indiana.

date taken:

1907 August or September

accession number:

6043

building name:

Round House

corporate name:

Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad

corporate name:

Monon Route

corporate name:

Monon - Hoosier Line

topic:

Railroad facilities

topic:

Railroad cars

topic:

Railroad locomotive industry

topic:

Transportation industry

topic:

Bloomington (Downtown & General Street Scenes)

topic:

Limestone quarrying

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Bloomington

folder:

Monon