The century-old train depot in Moline is now gone after being demolished on Tuesday.
The train depot was built in the year 1900 and was in use until 1934.
It was then was sold and converted into office space.
In 1994, the city bought the building and used it as a welcome center.
On Tuesday, June 21 the building came down to make way for the new I-74 bridge.
“This was done with very ornate tile and with bricks, so it was something that we were very proud of,” said Barbara Sandberg of the Historic Preservation Commission. “Unfortunately we have lost all our depots. At one time, Moline had four. This is the last of the four, so it’s a sad day today.”
The Moline preservation society saved the depot’s iconic clock and plan to hang it in Centre Station across from the i-Wireless center.