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Port awards $50,000 for historic depot

Train depot to become community hub of activities

 

Port of Whitman County | Special to The Gazette

Volunteers from the Pullman Depot Heritage Center gave an update on the restoration of Pullman's historic train depot March 24. Pictured from left are steering committee member John-Mark Mahnkey, Port Commissioner Tom Kammerzell, funding chairwoman Debbie Sherman, Port Commissioner Karl Webber and steering committee member Kathy Meyer.

PULLMAN – The Port of Whitman County granted $50,000 to the Pullman Depot Heritage Center to help preserve the historic train depot.

Built in 1917 by the Northern Pacific Railway, the Pullman Depot operated as a passenger and freight depot for 71 years until Northern Pacific sold the building in 1988.

The Historical Society purchased the building for $300,000 in 2018 with the intent of sustaining one of the region's most iconic sites.

"Supporting the Heritage Center aligns with the port's mission of preserving multimodal transportation – and its history – in Whitman County," port off...



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