Railroad Depot Gets Make-over

A citizens committee has partnered with the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Pearland Historical Society on a $900,000 project to transform the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Depot into a museum and tourist attraction. The effort comes as the city marks its 125th anniversary. Organizers are appealing to the public’s sense of history and nostalgia by asking contributions to sponsor bricks and benches that will be personalized fixtures of the museum, which would also include interactive, educational features and exhibits about the history of Pearland and the railroad. Donations for a brick can range from $150 to $500. Donations for benches can be up to $1,500. The project would include restoration of the inside and outside of the depot, which is off Liberty Drive. The work would also renovate the exterior of an adjacent caboose and create an outdoor space for events for the public. Renovations to restrooms and ramps would be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and incorporate historical touches.

Source: Houston Chronicle