Layton, Utah, Residents Look to Preserve a Piece of History

Posted by admin on Oct 7, 2011

A piece of Davis County history is now easy for people to miss. But local residents are trying to save it. The city of Layton is looking for help to preserve a century-old train depot, where families saw their loved ones off to war during WWI and WWII. Presently, an old, boarded up building sits by the Layton FrontRunner Station, where those old memories remain.

The old Layton Train Depot was built in 1911. But for people like Ted Ellison, the building is more than just an old train stop. “It’s a very important piece of history,” Ellison said. “My grandfather’s sister and her husband, Murray and Marianne Cowley, were the first depot agents to reside upstairs.”

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