McGill Associates’ Knoxville Office Provides CEI Services for the Historic Niota Train Depot

Historic Train Depot Houses City Hall

Photo by Angela Lewis / Times Free Press.

McGill Associates’ Knoxville office is providing CEI services to the City of Niota during the restoration of the 163-year-old Niota Train Depot, the oldest train depot in Tennessee and home to Niota City Hall. The Train Depot is currently undergoing repairs and renovations after receiving $378,000 in funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation enhancement grant; McMinn County will fund a 20-percent local match.

Withstanding both the Civil War and a wrecking ball, the Train Depot was listed in 2015 as one of the top most endangered sites by the Tennessee Preservation Trust.