The Citizens Advisory Committee to “Restore the Pearland Depot” in conjunction with the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Pearland Historical Society are embracing this project to preserve and restore the historic Depot. The goal is to transform the depot into a museum with interactive curation and exhibits about the history of Pearland and the railroad. Ultimately, the restored Depot will provide educational opportunities, community interaction, historic preservation and the creation of an attraction for visitors and residents.
The Proposed Concept
The proposed site plan concept for the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad Depot consists of the restoration and creation of a full service museum and event center, which includes restoring the interior and exterior of the Depot to its original look, renovate the caboose exterior and create an outdoor plaza area, build an event space for groups, meetings and events, be ADA compliant with restrooms and ramps, and tie in the historical style and finishes. Total estimated project renovation is $900,000.
For more information on the proposed project plan, please visit the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Pearland Depot is approximately 125 years old. It has not been in use since sustaining roof damage in 2008 during Hurricane Ike. With the help of the community, the Depot will be restored to create a museum and act as an attraction for visitors and residents to learn about the importance of the railroad, the depot's historic role in Pearland's growth, and how it helped foster the present-day City of Pearland.