New Beginnings

Depot Restoration in 5 Phases

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, has 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. 

PHASE I:  Reconstruction and restoration of the exterior.  Completed in 2016.

The Flora Depot Restoration Project was awarded a North Central Health Services 

Capital Grant, administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, in the amount of

$150,625.92 for Phase I.


PHASE II: Site Development.  Completed in 2018.

PHASE II has 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.

PHASE III: Part One:  Rehabilitation of the interior.  Completed in 2019                                       

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.

Volunteers led by Curt Hufty (foreground) salvage and bundle boards from the depot interior. November 2013

PHASE IV: Install interior signage.

PHASE IV: Furnishings.

PHASE V: New railroad side track, landscaping.

What's next for the Depot?