Town plans to restore old depot
City Council members have authorized Mayor Matt Wiggins to spend as much as $48,000 from the hotel-motel fund to restore the town’s railroad depot, which sits next to the Kemah Visitor’s Center.
The depot spent years as a storage shed in neighboring Clear Lake Shores, until it was inundated by Hurricane Ike’s storm surge in 2008.
The resident sold the depot to Kemah for $7,500 last summer, The Daily News of Galveston County reported.
Dyana Babik, Kemah Historical Society secretary, said the city might use the building for offices or a small gallery displaying historical photos of Kemah.
Babik said the depot probably was built in the late 1930s.