|Morton Train Depot
Depot summer 2010
restoration of the Morton Depot has been a 20 year dream of the Historical
Society. Built in 1910, the two story frame building is one of the
last of this type of
The Depot offers a focal point for Morton to capture and increase tourist activity. This has been identified in several studies including the East Lewis County Railroad Restoration Project of 2000, Highway 12, Charette and Morton Revitalization Plans of 2002. A study done by the Great American Station Foundation confirms that there is a positive economic impact on communities created through depot restoration.
The depot exterior restoration project is completed. The depot looks like it did in 1910.
The return of the Trains and the Restoration of the Depot encourages the business development as the traffic increases. Although Grants have been obtained, matching funds are required. The Morton Depot is owned by the Cowlitz River Valley Historical Society (501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation) and is eligible for the Historic Registry.
Morton Depot December 2007
If you would like to help with the Restoration Project
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Cowlitz River Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 777
Morton, WA 98356
Website Last Updated: August 16, 2010