The 17,000 square foot Machine Shop, one of the key buildings at the Historic Evanston Railyards in Evanston, Wyoming, is the focus of the City restoration and revitalization of the Railyards.
The Machine Shop serves as a large, open, multi-use events center for the community and is a key component to the Railyards. The work on the Machine Shop included restoration of the exterior and interior masonry, removal of all asbestos and lead paint, repair and re-glazing of all the steel sash windows, new accessible entrances, restrooms, and an addition of the kitchen and patio area.
Acquired by the City from the Union Pacific Railroad, the Railyards are envisioned as a cultural, civic and commercial asset to the City of Evanston.
All new power, thermal radiant concrete slab, sound and lighting were a part of the project. This facility has been in use every weekend since its completion for events ranging from formal balls, weddings, funerals, conferences and railroad model builder rallies.
The Machine Shop serves again as a vital entity in the community.