FLORA, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana town soon will have its former train depot restored in its original, central location.
WLFI-TV reports a groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday to celebrate the start of the restoration process of the depot in the town of Flora, about 60 miles north of Indianapolis.
Originally built in 1908 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Flora Train Depot was moved, turned into a laundry, damaged by fire and set for demolition in 2013 until members of the Flora Main Street Organization worked to save the structure.
A $150,000 grant from North Central Health Services will help return the depot to its original condition. Residents say they are excited to save a piece of the town's history.
The project is considered a part of the state's Bicentennial Celebration.