Ken Bird, of Lincoln, created this 2-foot long replica of the Missouri Pacific Depot, era 1886 to 1952, located at Pacific Street and North Osage Avenue, and gifted to it to the Katy Depot, at 600 E. Third St. It is on permanent display in the gift shop. Bird is also in the process of creating a replica of the Katy Depot that will be on display in the future.
The Katy Depot’s Visitor Service Specialist Kathleen Boswell said, “Originally the Depot had the second story on it and it was torn off in the 50s while they remodeled it and made it more modern. So that’s one of the things that we regret now.” She added, “I think it’s neat that he can find these little touches, like these little windows.” The Katy Depot is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.