Moving the Depot

Moving the Depot
June 17th at 11:30 am








The last train passed through the Danville station in 1978. With the ending of train service, the train depot became a Feed and Grain store. Over time, it fell into disrepair. A group of concerned citizens wanted to save this important piece of San Ramon Valley history. Its future survival was in question.

25 years ago this month the Lopez Brothers home movers arrived in Danville to move the depot which is now the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. Its new home would be the corner of Railroad and Prospect. Yes, the museum was not always at its present location. The museum which was originally a Southern Pacific Depot was located a block further south at the corner where Lunardi’s is located today.

Ed Best, a longtime museum volunteer, former president of the museum, and a key member of the team that was involved in the move and restoration will give a first hand eye witness presentation of that eventful day. It is fair to say that moving an old building in disrepair is not for the faint of heart. See pictures of the actual move as well as hear about some of the surprises the move encountered.

You will receive a confirmation email within a few days of registering with the Zoom link to the program. 

If you have problems registering for the program, please contact Donna Grier, Administrative Director at or call (925) 837-3750. 


Bookings are closed for this event.