Stone Mountain celebrates restored train depot

The city of Stone Mountain will host a ribbon cutting ceremony 11 a.m. Thursday to celebrate the completion of exterior renovations on the historic Train Depot, 922 Main St. The ceremony will be followed at 7 p.m. with a talk led by architect David Steele from the firm of Lord Aeck and Sargent for the Stone Mountain Historical Society. The talk will be held at the Sue B. Kellogg Library and will be followed by a tour of the exterior of the buildings. Both events are open to the public.

The city received a $352,150 Transportation Enhancement grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The south side of the depot was built in 1857 shortly after the Georgia Railroad Co. completed the line from Madison to Atlanta. The north side was built in 1914 as a passenger office and waiting room. Beginning in the 1960s the building served as City Hall and the City Jail. It remained in use until 2012 when the new Municipal Building was completed.