Historic Stagecoach Inn to see interior restoration after contract approval

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The historic Stagecoach Inn was moved to the area in 2018 and intended to be part of the Brushy Creek trail system. (Courtesy of the Town of Round Rock)

City officials approved limited restoration of the historic Stagecoach Inn in Old Town Round Rock at the March 24 meeting.

Historic architectural firm Architexas won the $60,000 contract to restore the interior of the Stagecoach Inn. Parks and Recreation Director Rick Atkins said the structure will be used as a publicly accessible event space. It was moved to the area in 2018 and intended to be part of the Brushy Creek trail system. According to city documents, the intent was to “mothball” it, meaning city officials intended to decommission it and secure it as a historic asset in the interim. This plan changed due to community interest combined with a windfall of hotel occupancy funds that will allow part of the interior to be restored.

While city staff said the scope of work has yet to be determined, Atkins said there are no plans to provide air conditioning in the facility.

“If we decide we want to package it or do anything else, we just have to … add that to the budget,” Atkins said during a March 22 briefing on the package.

The stagecoach will be part of the Heritage West Trail, an ongoing city project that recently suffered significant delays due to the bankruptcy of its contractor. Completion of the project is now scheduled for 2023.

The board approved the project by a vote of 7-0.

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