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Batavia Depot Museum
155 Houston St, Batavia, IL 60510
The Batavia Depot Museum is a museum in Batavia, Illinois that was once the town's Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Depot. It was the first of many depots built by the company. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
The museum is operated by the Batavia Historical Society and serves as the society's headquarters. The exhibits and collections focus on the railroad, local industries and historical figures such as Mary Todd Lincoln, who spent time in a sanitarium there. In the 1800s, the city was a center of manuacturing for windmills and the Conestoga wagons used in the country's westward expansion.
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