09 January 2010
Kendrick Depot Slated for Demolition
(Pictured above is the Kendrick depot, photo by Preservation Idaho)
In a note from Sharon Harris this morning it was announced that the Kendrick depot is slated for demolition on January 12. Sharon and a number of others rallied to save the Kendrick depot, proposing several ideas. Although the mayor didn't support the project, he has indicated that the city would be open to some other project that highlights Kendrick's significant railroad history. This movement has been interesting to watch and the enthusiasm from the group again demonstrates that railroad history is popular. At the same time, the depot had issues that the Potlatch depot did not have, namely that the second story of the building had been removed, altering the original structure. The depot's architecture was similar to other depot architecture and occasionally other depots were altered in much the same way as depot agent living quarters were removed. We hope in the future that the Kendrick rail history fans can find a way to work together to create some sort of lasting tribute to the railroading history in that town. See the group's blog http://savethedepot.blogspot.com/ for more background on this subject.