Linda Hackbarth - Depot Coordinator
Kathy Meyer - Depot Coordinator
330 N Grand Ave
Hours: Saturdays 10am to 4pm
Closed on Holidays
Contact Kathy or Linda if you are interested in getting involved in the project.
The Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in Pullman in 1887. The first wood depot stood on Grand Avenue just North of Whitman Street. In 1901 the Northern Pacific purchased land between Grand and Kamiaken and built a 32 by 160 foot frame depot. This was replaced in 1916 by the present brick building which opened in March 1917. The depot was remodeled one time before the passenger service was discontinued in the 1960's. In 1970 the Northern Pacific sold the building to Burlington Northern Railroad which in turn leased the building to the Department of Agriculture. In June 1988, Dan Antoni purchased the building and later acquired the land. In 2018, the Whitman County Historical Society purchased the property with the vision of preserving the past by bringing it back to life. Our goal is to get it on the historical register, save the original elements and have visitors learn the history of the importance of the railroad to our County and to Pullman.
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Legacy Naming Opportunities
Entire Building: $500,000
Main Lobby/mobile display & event center: $100,000 (TAKEN)
Freight Room/heritage displays: $75,000
Outdoor Children's Play Area: $50,000
Passenger Car/theater and display area: $50,000
Indoor Children's Center: $25,000 (TAKEN)
Outdoor platform: $25,000
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We encourage you to support the development of the depot through single donations and/or 3 or 5-year pledges.
Download a pledge sheet.
Magnate $100,000 – 249,999
Station Master $50,000 – 99,999
Engineer $25,000 – 49,999
Cougar Special $15,000 – 24,999
Conductor $10,000 – 14,999
Fireman $ 5,000 – 9,999
Ticket Agent $ 1,000 – 4,999
Brakeman $ 100 – 999
Gandy Dancer $ 1– 99
Ways to give:
Pledge over a number of years.
Contact us for a personal visit to learn more about gifting