The new depot was designed and built to replicate the original building (see below).
The new location of the depot is now slightly northwest of the original, and is used for community meetings, offices for the Osceola Community Foundation and Reed City Chamber, and as a place for tired walkers, bikers, and snowmobiler’s to take a rest from the adjacent Pere Marquette trail.
Gary Gerber of Gerber Architectural designed the center “octagon” portion of the building, as a two-story clerestory, constructed with structurally insulated panels (SIPS), exposed structural wood beams, with tongue and groove maple ceilings at the interior, and custom maple light fixture.
The “pavilion” portion of the building has a built-in fireplace integrated with the outside wall of the building, stained concrete floors, and tongue & groove cedar ceilings.
For more information on Gerber Construction, commercial design / build, please give us a call at 231-832-2792.