Depot wins statewide award

I&GN train depot named 'best restoration' project in state

Mary Phillips and Ernest Garza in front of the restored I&GN Depot.

Best Restoration award recognizes excellence in restoration of the interior or exterior of an existing building.  Rockdale's train depot closed in the early 1970s and was used as a storage building by a nearby feed store until the Rockdale Historical Society purchased the building a decade ago.  Since then, the society has meticulously restored the depot to its original condition and added out buildings and two train cars.

Judges said the depot project was "a great anchor recaptured for the community" and appreciated the attention to architectural details and lighting.

Lucile Estell and Joy Graham were representatives from Rockdale at the conference.

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