If you have any railroad memorabilia, please consider a donation to the Saints' Roost Museum's transportation collection.

All donations are tax deductible and will be greatly appreciated.

 

Depot Project 

 

With the help of the State of Texas and generous donations from our members, the  old Ft. Worth & Denver Railroad Depot has been restored.

The depot, which was moved from Kearney Street to the museum grounds in 1996, has undergone a total restoration inside and out. The building has been re-wired and re-plumbed to meet modern needs and codes. The baggage and ticket areas have been restored, and a kitchen area was put in behind the ticket office.

The hardwood floors were repaired and sealed but not refinished, and the ceilings and walls have been scraped, sanded, and repainted. Exterior walls were filled with blow-in insulation, and a plastic vapor barrier was installed above the tongue and grove bead-boards on the ceiling.

The exterior of the building was also scrapped, sanded, and painted; and new trim was added around the top. A reproduction of the “Clarendon” sign was also affixed to the end of the building.  

In 2006, a grant from the Amarillo Area Foundation finished the project with the addition of a new heating and cooling system to help conserve artifacts and allow comfortable use of the building all year.

Clarendon’s depot was originally constructed in late 1887, and this is believed to be at least partially the same building, although it was substantially remodeled more than once, specifically in 1915 and 1927.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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