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Originally built in 47545 Illistim, the depot was the first construction project of Argent Mirror Caladsal. Though the intent was to bring airship travel into the city proper, and to provide more sky access for the average Illistim resident, the outbreak of the Faendryl/Ashrim war and the attendant precautions against collateral attack led to travel being rerouted to docks outside of the main population center. The infrastructure surrounding the airship industry moved as well, and at the war's conclusion never returned.
For a time the Alerreth depot served as a hospital, housing the wounded in transit during the Turamzzyrian/Nalfein war. It has also been a music hall, an indoor marketplace and a secondary storage facility for the Library Aies. Eventually, however, the building fell into disuse altogether and remained closed for several hundred years. Fears that it was structurally unsound, and complaints that it was an eyesore led to a demolition order.
The Trustees of the Library Aies attempted to save the structure, eventually convincing Argent Mirror Myasara of the building's historic importance. In 54217, in conjunction with the reopening of Ta'llistim Green as a public space, she authorized a major project of renovation. The newly renamed Museum Alerreth was formally severed from the Library Aies and made its own entity, with its own council of overseers. The Overseers of the Museum Alerreth hold the museum in trust for the citizens of Ta'Illistim.
In addition to its permanent collection, the Museum Alerreth also houses temporary exhibits. The current temporary exhibition is entitled, "Glyptics, Seals and Intaglios: Selections from the Hanesyddol Museum of Ta'Loenthra."