Projects Begun - Olympia The Daily Chronicle Centralia, WA August 18, 1959 Page 7, Column 1
Projects Begun OLYMPIA -- Two 'major construction construction projects began in downtown downtown Olympia. Union Pacific Railroad Railroad is reconstructing its, freight depot at 407 Fourth Avenue Washington Qo-opcrative: Fann- ers will build a new farm supply sates room at 919 South Plum Street. Union Pacific Will spend $30,000 to patch up the Freight depot was partially destroyed in a spec tactilar accident last March 13. siring of heavily, loaded freight cars broke loose on a Tumwaier siding and coasted downhill for two rriiles. The cars exploded through the depot, across Fourth Avenue into buildings across the street. A railroad employe was killed, twenty other persons were injured and extensive damage s done to several buildings. Washington Co-op expects to move into news qiiarlers on Street in mid -October after vacating _a building at 402 .North Capitol" Way. Al Smith, manager, said new facilities will be hmisec in a building measuring 100 by feet and costing $6,500. :A farm supply sales room and feed storage storage space will be included. The site' will be served by a spur of the Union Pacific Railroad Meanwhile, the Wetks Brothers have purchased the old Co-op building which they intend to raze. The site will be surfaced to provide parking stalls for customers customers patronizing the new Sea Mart shopping center.