Historic Des Moines depot project gets $400-K state grant

DES MOINES, Iowa- A small railroad depot, at East Court and 6th Street downtown Des Moines, is getting a 400-thousand dollar state tourism grant.

There are plans to renovate the small brick depot, built in 1901, and add a second building to be called the Des Moines Heritage Center.

Backers say Center will support heritage organizations and provide a venue for events. The total project has a 2.3 (m) million dollar price tag.

The Enhance Iowa Board awarded the Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant during its meeting today in Des Moines.

(Photos from Des Moines Heritage Center)

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