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Itasca's current depot opened in 1976 replacing the original depot, which opened in 1873. The historic depot was saved by demolition by the town's historical preservation ordinance and moved 864 feet west down Irving Park Road to its current location. The historic depot was rededicated as the Itasca Historical Depot Museum in September 26, 2013. The same small historical park also houses restored Milwaukee Road Caboose #01839.

The current station consists of two low-level side platforms that begin at the grade crossing of Walnut Street in the village center and run west. The inbound platform contains the station's more modern single-story brick station house with white shudders. Inside is a small waiting area and ticket office open for one weekday morning shift. The depot is dedicated to Charles L. Schiffer, who retired as the Milwaukee Road's Company Treasuer and represented Itasca on the Board of the Northwest Suburban Transit District from 1977 to 1998. This depot is nestled above Irving Park Road, located at a lower grade and curves south before the intersection of Walnut Street. A ramp leads off the inbound platform (at a secondary pedestrian level-crossing) across from South Maple Avenue, a street that is split by the railroad. The outbound platform has no amenities for waiting passengers, just additional exits to Maple Street and Orchard Street. A small plaza is at the western end of this platform as the tracks curve south away from Orchard Street before the platform ends at the grade-crossing of Walnut Street.

Station parking is in two lots both to the west of the platforms. Daily parking is in a lot west (and connected by a sidewalk) of the Inbound platform accessed from Irving Park Road, permit parking begins at the western end of the outbound platform and runs from Maple Street to Oak Street (both streets are split by the railroad).
All Photos taken on 5 June, 2017 on a visit by bicycle

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The Itasca depot museum
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The sign on the Itasca Depot Museum
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A fake platform at the Itasca Depot Museum
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Historic sign for the Itasca Depot
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The plaza and park the Itasca Depot is located in
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The Itasca Depot sign on the depot
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The Itasca Depot historical sign
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One side of the Itasca Depot
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The Milwaukee Road Caboose
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The historic depot park, no longer near the tracks
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Across Irving Park Road from the depot
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The ramp up to the platform from Irving Park Road
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Complex signs for parking rules
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Outside the depot
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Looking into the waiting room
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The timetable outside the waiting room
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Looking across the tracks at the depot
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