Friday, July 25, 2014
Build in 1883, the scenic railroad Depot of Amana sits on the south edge of the quaint village. It is a bit off the main business path but a nice trail head to 3.1 mile walking trail connecting Amana and Middle. The depot was once a stop for the Chicago,Milwaukee, St.Paul and Pacific Railroad. It was one of the two stops that shipped woolens, calico, and flour to the East, later, tourists came by train. the unusual color of rust/orange was the original color used by the CMSPP Railroad, and restored to its atypical Amana style architecture. It was recently used as a theatre and now a storage building. A very unique piece of local history.