Comfort and Kyle Updates

January 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

In Comfort, the blessed old Ingenhuett’s Store, which burned to its bare stone walls a half-decade ago, is finally undergoing restoration, now sporting a new roof. It will never return to its former soul — its quaint charm and inventory, but at least the body will survive for us to enjoy in the years to come.

In Kyle, bids are being taken for restoration of the old train depot.

Kyle was once a cotton shipping center. Local farmers brought their cotton to the depot’s freight room to load it onto the IGN trains. The city plans for that freight room to be restored.

The depot’s old segregated waiting rooms will also be restored to the way they were:  one small room for black passengers and a larger room for white passengers. The black passengers’ waiting room will become a museum for African-American history.

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