Bryan and his team were hired to complete the historic restoration of the 3,000-square-foot Waxahachie MKT Train Station, which was originally built in 1908 to serve the community as a stop on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas rail line for many years. In 2007, the land underneath the depot and the right-of-way were acquired from the railroads. The depot building was purchased in 2008 and construction planning began in 2009.
- Bryan’s team was asked to keep all roofing tiles, brick and structure the same, while completely renovating the original interior and exterior
- Add a commercial kitchen for a community
- Restore original elements of the building including the semaphore flag pole
- Restructure the foundation
Bryan and his team completed the Waxahachie MKT Train Station project in 2010 after renovating the entire interior and exterior and adding a full commercial kitchen for the community center. They were able to restructure the foundation and rework all masonry with the original brick by adding doors and utilizing the brick where repairs were needed in order to keep the historic features. Bryan’s team also managed to keep the original roofing tiles, which included removing the tile, restoring it and reinstalling it, as well as locating a salvage yard in Illinois that had the same tiles in order to cover all of the space. In addition, Bryan Garvey found the semaphore flag pole laying in the grass and chose to restore it as well, adding to the historic value and significance of the train station.