About the Flora Depot Restoration Project

The Project

The Flora Depot Restoration Project is a project of Flora Main Street, a subgroup of the Flora Community Club. Once restored, our historic 1908 Pennsylvania Railroad depot will serve as a local history museum, railroad transportation education center, and a regional gathering place for events and festivals. 

Flora Main Street was awarded grants by Indiana Landmarks and the Carroll County Community Foundation to hire an architect to develop a restoration plan for the depot.  Architect Dann Keiser, Cornerstone Design,  provided plans and estimates of what would be required for the depot to be restored and to provide another 50 to 75 years of service. 


The project is designed to be completed in five Phases. 
 

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Phase I

Phase I, the reconstruction and restoration of the exterior, was funded by a generous North Central Health Services Capital Grant, administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, in the amount of $150,625.00

Phase II

PHASE II received financial support from Carroll County EDC, Town of Flora, Camden-Flora Rail Corridor Commission, Flora Community Club, Flora Main Street, The Andersons,

U.S. Aggregates, and generous donations from local individuals and organizations.  This support made it possible to prepare and level the site surrounding the depot.

The project was awarded a North Central Health Services Capital Grant, administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, in the amount of $40,850.00.  Sidewalks, gutters, and curbs were added to the building.
 

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Phase III

Phase III, Part One was awarded a North Central Health Services Capital Grant, administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, in the amount of $50,000 to begin work on the interior.  Additional funding was provided by Flora Psi Iota Xi, Carroll County Economic Development Corporation, Carroll County Agriculture Association, and Flora Main Street.

Phase IV

Add furnishings for exhibits, meetings, and gatherings, and interior signage.

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Phase V

Landscaping and exterior signage.