Wagoner Moves Katy Depot To New Home

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 6:22 pm
By: Cal Day

The century-old Katy Depot in Wagoner found a new home Wednesday as crews transported the historic building in two separate pieces.

Dozens gathered in the street to watch the move, including Willie Rice, who has called Wagoner home for more than 80 years. He brought his two great-grandsons with him.

“There’s a lot of history here and I’m anxious for it to come back. I think the whole city is too,” said Rice.

Wagoner mayor Albert Jones called this a historic day for the city.

“We are children of the railroad track. If the railroad track did not cross here in 1887 we would not have existed as a town,” said Jones.

The city’s goal is to create an area similar to Tulsa’s Guthrie Green. The depot will be a centerpiece for those plans.