Northfield LOVES its depot! The 1888 depot is a special building that reflects our unique history, culture, and community.
We reached our first milestone, and the depot was moved to its new location on January 6, 2016!
- Watch time-lapse videos of the move.
- View photos of our exterior renovation progress.
- View photos of our interior renovation progress.
But we CANNOT rest on our laurels! As with several other recent local projects, the bids for the some of the construction and repair came in higher than expected (due to high demand from the many construction projects, some quite large, taking place in the state). We still have a long way to go to assure its preservation. Help us continue to move our project forward by making a donation today.
IMPORTANT: Please note that a small processing fee (6.9%) is subtracted from all online donations; learn more about this fee at https://www.givemn.org/fee. (We are currently exploring options to lower this fee.) If you would like your FULL donation to go toward restoring the depot, please mail a check to Save the Northfield Depot, 712 4th St. E., Northfield, MN 55057
Make a difference today by donating now.
We have the opportunity to finish our goal of rescuing, renovating, and reusing the last remaining icon of Northfield’s rich railroad history—the 1888 Union Pacific depot, an architectural treasure. The projected city transit hub nearby (on the right in the rendering) will complement and enhance those uses.
Details about the depots rich history is documented in text and pictures on our website. To learn more about our effort to restore the depot for use as a visitor's center, transportation hub, art space, and commercial business, please visit www.northfielddepot.org.
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