The restoration of the Slaton Harvey House is well underway. The Harvey House which was originally built in 1912 as a train depot for the Santa Fe Railroad, is being restored and transformed into a museum.
The outside of the building is complete and a crowd gathered there tonight to see the progress, as well as take the opportunity to go aboard the first passenger train at the depot in more than forty years. "We're here to dedicate the Harvey house and as you know history is a very important part of our country especially in the South West and railroads and places like the Harvey House are intrical parts of our history and how the west was built and sustained for a long time," said Joe Faust of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
The City of Slaton, was established because of the need for the train depot, so having it restored is an important part of their history. The restoration of the interior Harvey House is underway.