published on September 19, 2016 - 9:11 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The historic Kingsburg Depot will hold an open house and grand opening ceremony on Saturday. The event will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at 1465 California St. in downtown Kingsburg, with the ribbon cutting and formal presentation scheduled for 4 p.m.

The rehabilitation of the nearly century-old depot began in the 1980s and has been spearheaded by a local nonprofit group formed in 2005 called Friends of the Historic Kingsburg Depot.

The restoration project was funded by over 1,200 donations as well as a grant from the Federal Transportation Enhancement program.

Major construction work to renovate the depot, once a busy stop on the San Joaquin Valley line of the Central Pacific Railroad, began in 2014.

Through those efforts, the depot has now been restored to the way it looked in 1923 and is now open as a learning center and working museum. The facility is also available to the public for private events.

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