Bedford Depot Restoration Complete
Officials in Bedford will Thursday cut the ribbon on the newly-restored Downtown Depot. The 118-year-old building, formerly the Southern Indiana Railroad Station, underwent a $2.7 million relocation and restoration as part of the Indiana Stellar Communities program.
Crews moved the depot four blocks from its original location to the corner of 14th and J streets in downtown Bedford. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the depot will serve as a community and tourism information center for the city.
The building features some of its original brick, limestone and wood work from 1899. As part of the ribbon cutting ceremony, officials give away a limited number of original marble or granite floor tiles.
The ceremony is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday with remarks from Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis and representatives from the state project team.
Earlier this year, Bedford began work on its Downtown Square streetscape project, which is also part of the Stellar Communities program. In January 2016, the city opened its $8 million Stonecutters Place Senior Apartments development, which is housed inside the former Carriage House Furniture building.