The City of Strafford is in the process of developing Delp Historic Route 66 Park.  This project has been planned by the Strafford Park Committee over the past 3 years.  The purpose of the park has several aspects:

  • Provide a downtown park as part of the City of Strafford Parks System
  • Create a focal point/photo opportunity for Route 66 tourists in Strafford
  • Re-create three historic buildings that no longer exist, that were prominent in Strafford’s history.  Those being the Frisco Depot, Bumgarner Store and Delp Hotel.
  • Provide location to display historical information regarding the Strafford area.

The re-created Frisco depot will be located immediately east of City Hall. It will be equipped with restrooms and an environmentally controlled area for the display of Strafford historic information.  The Bumgarner Store and Delp Hotel façades will be connected to pavilions equipped with outdoor tables.  The Architect Rendering is shown above, below shows building progress.
View of Delp Depot from Old Rt 66Staking PropertyFooting being completed
Screeding ConcreteStud WallsCovered Walls