The Eupora Depot, a former Columbus and Greenville Passenger Depot, was acquired by the City of Eupora with the help of the Eupora Beautification Committee. Funded by the Mississippi Department of Transportation Enhancement Grant the building was fully restored from the foundation to the roof. The remaining building fabric was restored, including beaded board wall and ceiling in the office/ticket areas, cabinetry, doors and windows, brackets, exterior siding and much of the wood trim. New elements were incorporated into the building to meet the functional needs of the facility. The freight room was enclosed with flush boards to provide a multiple purpose room for the community. The wood storage cell was developed into a small kitchen area. New partitions were sensitively added to provide bathrooms, storage and utility spaces. A large undeveloped parking area was removed north of the depot and a small town park was developed in the location of the original city park which was removed 40 years ago. This park has brought the community together and allowed a local industry to generously give back to the community through donations to the park. The depot and park restoration has helped spur additional development in downtown Eupora.
Client: City of Eupora
Date Completed: 2002