The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation is pleased to present their limited edition, collectible Christmas ornament for 2013, featuring the Sugar Land Depot. This is the third in a series of keepsake heritage ornaments commissioned by the foundation to highlight and celebrate the unique history of Sugar Land. Each high quality, bronze ornament comes packaged in a beautiful gift box, accompanied by a card printed with the story of the depicted image. Perfect for gift giving, each ornament is priced at $25, available through the SLHF. All proceeds benefit the SLHF, a non-profit foundation which exists to research, collect, preserve, and communicate the history, culture, and values of Sugar Land.
The 2013 ornament features the image of the iconic Mission-style Southern Pacific depot, built in 1927. Trains stopped at the depot to board and deliver passengers and freight until the 1950s, while mail dispatches continued into the 1960s. It stood on the corner of Kempner and Ulrich Streets for 58 years until it was moved to its current location on Commerce Green Boulevard. A grassroots effort to preserve the landmark depot in 1985 resulted in its relocation; today it serves as the home of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Interested in collecting the whole series? A limited supply of 2011 (Imperial Sugar Char House) and 2012 (Sugar Land Auditorium) ornaments is still available. The price for each ornament is $25. Buy 10 or more and the price is just $20 each. To order your collectible Christmas ornaments from the SLHF, please go to www.slheritage.org and click on Store, or stop by the temporary museum at 198 Kempner Street, adjacent to the historic Imperial Sugar refinery, Tuesday-Saturday, between 9:00am and 5:00pm. For additional information, please contact the SLHF at 281-494-0261.