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.

Load Comments