Kemah to restore old railroad depot

July 26, 2010 6:00:52 AM PDT
The southeast Texas city of Kemah plans to restore its old railroad depot. The depot had been used as a storage shed in the backyard of a resident in the nearby town of Clear Lake Shores for years, where it survived a storm surge from Hurricane Ike in 2008. The resident sold it to the city last summer for $7,500.

The Galveston County Daily News reports city officials have not decided what the restored 12-by-25-foot depot will house.

Dyana Babik, Kemah Historical Society secretary, says the city might use the building for offices or a small gallery displaying historic photos of Kemah.

Babik says the depot probably was built in the late 1930s.

The mayor says contractors will finish the restoration project by December.