Preserving the Clare Railroad Depot
The Clare Railroad Depot, with its distinctive turret and Queen Anne architecture, served as a gateway to our county for more than 70 years. From 1894 until its closing in the 1950s, untold thousands--lumberjacks, farmers, businessmen, families, soldiers and tourists--passed through its doors. And in the near future, the depot will again serve the community, this time as a welcoming center, meeting place, railroad museum, local rail-trail hub and home to the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce and Clare County Arts Council.
Plans call for moving the building to a more centralized location in Clare and renovating it. However, we can't do it without you. The Clare Railroad Depot Committee invites you to learn about the depot's storied past and discover how you can become part of its bright future by volunteering, making a donation or purchasing a brick or signed print.
The depot is located near Fourth St. west of McEwan and the water tower in Clare.
Sponsored by the Clare Railroad Depot Steering Committee.