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Indiana Depot to Become Restaurant

August 6, 2018

A former interurban railway station in Indiana is being transformed into a restaurant for a second time.

The 107-year-old Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Traction Company station in Shelburn is set to be restored and become the only restaurant in the town of 1,200 in western Indiana.

The effort is being led by Jim Ward, who said he remembered eating during the 1940s in the first restaurant to use the depot.

Ward, president of the Shelburn Town Board, said creating the restaurant will help to revitalize the town located south of Terre Haute.

A first step came with a pre-bid meeting to allow contractors a chance to see the inside of the building, which has already undergone an extensive exterior restoration. The contractors will be bidding on interior masonry restoration, carpentry, electrical, structural steel, plumbing and sanitary sewer work.

The town owns the depot and hopes to complete the renovation of it by late November.