Grapevine Cotton Belt
Architexas provided historic preservation and architectural services for the restoration of the Cotton Belt Depot for the Grapevine Heritage Foundation at Grapevine Heritage Park. The surviving portions of the depot were found in two locations in the community. These sections were acquired and moved back to their original location on the Cotton Belt Railroad near Main Street in Grapevine. The two sections were set in place and a new center section, reconstructed to match the original design, was also installed. The exterior and interior were restored to their original design with historic paint colors. The restored depot facilitates the Grapevine Heritage Museum, a Visitor’s Center, and acts as a passenger depot for the Grapevine Steam Train. The depot is one building in a campus of structures that comprise Grapevine’s Heritage Park, which includes a farmer’s market, an arts and crafts compound and the restored Cotton Belt Depot Railroad Section House.