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June 17

Moving the Depot

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. The museum which was originally a Southern Pacific Depot was located a block further south at the corner where Lunardi’s is located today.

moving the depot

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 gave 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 and a short video of the actual move as well as hear about some of the surprises the move encountered.

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