Santa Fe Depot in Monrovia restoration

Santa Fe Depot In Monrovia Will Finally Be Restored

The Spanish colonial style historic train depot off South Myrtle Avenue will finally get a makeover.

It’s been a long time coming, but after decades, Monrovia residents will finally see a beloved historical landmark restored. A ground breaking ceremony was held in early February for the Sante Fe Depot in Monrovia, which is expected to be completed by late summer of 2017.

The depot, which was acquired by the City of Monrovia in 2013, was designed by respected railway architect, William H. Mohr and was constructed in 1926. The high cost of restoring the historic landmark has been one of the main reasons it took the city so long to approve the process.

Santa Fe Depot in Monrovia circa 1928
Santa Fe Depot in Monrovia circa 1928

Restoring the Santa Fe Depot in Monrovia will be a positive step in preserving a piece of the city’s rich history. Part of the plan is for the depot to house a restaurant once it’s completed.

 

Source/Images: Monrovia Historic Preservation Group 

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