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Former Rock Island Line passenger station
Dows Depot.jpg
The station in August 2007.
Location 200 Railroad Street, Dows, Iowa 50071
Platforms 1
Opened 1896
Preceding station   Rock Island Line   Following station
toward Watertown
Watertown – Cedar Rapids
toward Cedar Rapids
toward Estherville
Estherville – Iowa Falls
toward Iowa Falls
Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Passenger Depot-Dows
Location 200 Railroad St.
Dows, Iowa
Area less than one acre
Built 1896
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
MPS Advent & Development of Railroads in Iowa MPS
NRHP reference No. 92001744
Added to NRHP January 7, 1993

Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Passenger Depot-Dows, also known as the Dows Rock Island Depot, is an historic building located in Dows, Iowa, United States. The depot was built in 1896 and served the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway as a combination passenger and freight station. The Romanesque Revival style was inspired by Henry Hobson Richardson's designs for small railroad stations. It was the first railway depot in Wright County. It passed to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and continued to serve as a working depot until 1980. The Dows Historical Society bought and restored the depot in 1988. It now serves as a welcome center and railroad museum. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.