The WI&M Depot in Potlatch, Idaho has been sitting empty for the last few decades. Thanks to the dedication of several community members, the depot is finally getting a facelift! This blog is here to provide ongoing documentation of its renovation.
07 June 2012
Doug Wasankari and his crew came back to the depot today to get started on the footings for the new platform on the east side of the building. Of course Doug and the boys are not newbies when it comes to working on the depot, as they were the main event when restoration began in earnest in 2007. This blog has pictures of those earlier days. Doug said his actual interest and involvement with the depot began even before the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, way back in the 1970s, when he bid on some work. He always seems to be pleased to be back in town, and we value his expertise. This time around, he pointed out that the going was anything but easy as he excavated for the footings. Seems he ran into some large chunks of concrete. Doug and the boys will be back tomorrow, so stay tuned!