I originally posted this information on my old website on March 26, 2009, and last updated it on December 18, 2009.
The Canby depot was originally built in 1873 by the Oregon & California Railroad and was originally located at North First and Grant Streets. It is the oldest railroad depot in Oregon. The railroad was taken over by the Southern Pacific in 1887.
Additions were made to the depot in 1891 and 1907. The depot closed on August 4, 1976, and in 1978 the Southern Pacific Railroad offered the building to the people of Canby with the provision that it be moved off railroad property.
The building was moved to its current location on August 4, 1983 and the 1907 addition was removed so its materials could be used to restore the rest of the building.
The Canby Depot Museum opened on October 6, 1984. It is home to the Canby Historical Society.
Several other railroad artifacts are here as well including signals, a speeder shed and a caboose.