Issaquah Depot Museum
Posted by: lahontan
N 47° 31.867 W 122° 02.134
10T E 572591 N 5264638
Quick Description: The former railroad depot of Issaquah is now a history museum that focuses on the history of Issaquah and the Squak Valley region.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2006 1:13:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMBWV
The following is taken from Issaquah History On-line and used with permission:
In 1983, when the Issaquah Historical Society was being reorganized, members chose the historic depot as their main project, leasing the building from the City of Issaquah. The Depot Committee began the restoration of the building which was in deplorable condition.
The restoration of the Train Station is now complete, due wholly to untiring hours of volunteer effort and an extraordinary contribution of materials and dollars from the entire community. The Issaquah Historical Society dedicated the building in June of 1994.
The restoration is an exact replication of the original materials and structure. The floors and milled trim work is of old Douglas Fir. The flooring in the freight room is the original floor with the broad boards turned over for better appearance. The large doors in the freight room were all sliding doors but because of safety standards today, only two were allowed to remain sliding doors.
Visit the Issaquah Historical Society website for additional information on the rich history of Issaquah.
Make sure you check out the nearby Gilman Town Hall museum as well.