History enthusiasts and carpenters are assembling the concluding touches to the former Henry Flagler Train Depot as they preparing to open on August 1, 2015 at Sawfish Bay Park in Jupiter, Florida.
The train depot has been re-built out of pine from North Florida, along with diamond shaped shingles and hardware that is very closely related to what was used a century ago. “The work has included gutting the interior, installing a new roof, painting, repairing fire damage, adding a deck and other repairs on the structure that was built in 1915. There was lots of fire damage,” said retired Lantana architect Don Edge, who is among many individuals and companies that donated time and material for the reconstruction of the one-room structure.”
The plans of the initial opening are to turn the former train depot into a museum that will be available to rent out to civic groups and nonprofit organizations. From the time the train depot was running back in 1915 they have had luggage racks, lanterns and a wheelchair which will be on display. Other events such as weddings or birthday parties will not be allowed like they are at Jupiter Civic Center.
Henry Flagler’s Train Depot will remain as a part of Jupiter and Tequesta, Florida's history!
Sawfish Bay Park
1133 Alt A1A
Jupiter, FL 33458