I originally posted this information on my old website on March 26, 2009, and last updated it on December 18, 2009.
The Albany depot was completed in 1909 for the Southern Pacific Railroad.
This depot replaced a previous depot at the same location.
This depot has remained in continuous operation since it was built.
An $11.5 million renovation project began in May of 2004 and the depot was dedicated in April of 2006.
The clock tower was constructed in December 2006 and January 2007 at a cost of $140,000.
The tower is 60 feet tall and the base is 6 feet square.
The 4-foot-diameter clocks were donated by the Greater Albany Rotary Club.
The "ALBANY" letters are 2 feet tall.
The tower has a steel frame with a masonry veneer, including about 2,500 ornamental, sand-colored bricks.
The adjacent 1,500-square-foot Railway Express Agency building on the east end of the depot was last used as offices and a dispatch center for the Union Pacific Railroad.
As of 2007, this building was vacant.
The building is to be restored and renovated to serve as the offices for the Albany Transit System.