Save The Depot

Save the Depot

Modesto was built around the railroad. It is the reason that our city is where it is and why it is planned out like it is. We had a lot of beautiful architecture in the 20s – 50s and most of it got demolished in the name of “seismic” in the 60s. We must preserve what little history we have left. As you can see, we lost so many of our historic structures.

Many cities fight hard to preserve their old buildings and we have a project right now that needs our help. The 1915 Southern Pacific station (originally Central Pacific) is being upgraded for the upcoming ACE train service.

We can upgrade safety AND keep the historic structure at the same time. You can see the current plans and there is a 30 day comment period so please urge the city to keep the original structure intact and save the wood walls and the craftsman furniture. Send comments here:<> See the plan here:



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.