Our Depot, Page 1B
REMOVED FROM THE TRACKS, THE DEPOT WAS TEMPORARILY STORED.
The Callanan/Ellsworth Depot was relocated from the railroad tracks to city land in about 1985. This was more than 100 years after it was first constructed in the early settlement known as Callanan.
The Ellsworth depot was stored on city land after it was removed from the railroad track area.
A chainsaw-cut hole through the wall and floor made room to allow the depot to be moved by a trailer. The truck's very long trailer was backed into the hole when it was time to move it.
Two small rectangular holes (one is seen here to the left of the large door) in the front and back walls of the depot allowed a steel I-beam to go through. This I-beam would be supported by the long trailer.
Working to install a new heat-treated bottom plate
attached to the depot wall studs.