Mission and Vision

The mission of Save the Northfield Depot is to rescue and restore the Northfield depot through communicating its historical significance and identifying a new location, owner(s), and user(s) in order to retain an important part of our heritage.

The vision of Save the Northfield Depot is to secure and restore the depot; the additional features in the 1917 Plan (pavilion and baggage house) will be added; and the depot will serve as a visitors’ attraction and a gathering place for the community.

Save the Northfield Depot is committed to:

  • Historic Preservation: protecting and preserving a key part of the Northfield heritage and pride of place
  • Beautification: assuring the depot is appropriately maintained, free of blight, and a visual asset to the community
  • Economic Development: providing a catalyst to the economic development in the city
  • Education: educating the current and future generations about the rich history and role of the railroads and the depot in Northfield
  • Building Community: providing community gathering places to promote opportunities for social interaction and public events
  • Sustainability: reusing existing buildings as a responsible use of our resources