Friday, April 24, 2015
Stone Mountain’s historic Train Depot Renovations
The City of Stone Mountain’s historic Train Depot has undergone a $352,150 facelift. City officials hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 23 to celebrate the completion of exterior renovations on the project.
“It has been exciting to watch the transformation of the outside of the building. A year ago, there were holes in the mortar and the roof was leaking,” says Mayor Pat Wheeler.
The city received a Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation to cover the cost of the project. The project took about four months to complete, according to city officials.
The south side of the depot was built in 1857 shortly after the Georgia Railroad Company completed the line from Madison to Atlanta.
The north side was built in 1914 as a passenger office and waiting room. Beginning in the 1960s the building served as City Hall and the City Jail. It remained in use until 2012 when the new Municipal Building was completed.
Photo credits: Next Stop...Decatur