One of the smallest towns along the Illinois Michigan Canal was Utica. The Rock Island Railroad ran through this town. There was a train depot. It was built in the mid 19th century. It was located near Clark and Grove Streets.
The building was one and one half stories tall. It had a limestone foundation and brick walls. It measured 50 X 18 feet. In recent years, the building was abandoned.
There was a severe tornado in Utica in 2004. The depot was seriously damaged. Subsequently, the building was demolished.