During the summer of 2016, while on vacation I ventured across the border into Michigan, but not too far. I stopped in Dowagiac and visited the local history museum, quite interesting in itself. Then I walked down the road a bit and looked at the old train station. This building was finished in 1903 for the Michigan Central Railroad. It was the third depot in Dowagiac, replacing one built in the 1870s. Since 1903 it has remained in use as a passenger station because now it serves Amtrak, a high speed rail service. The brick building trimmed in limestone was restored in 1995. It is a beautiful building for sure. When you stop to think for a moment, there aren’t many train station buildings still standing today. Most of them have been torn down. Fortunately a few, such as this one in Dowagiac, are still used today for something.