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Greenville Junction Depot receives grant from Plum Creek

Posted Oct. 31, 2012, at 12:41 p.m.
In front on the rounded section of Greenville Junction’s railroad depot, Steve Pollis from Plum Creek hands a $2,000 check to Jane Hall, Chair of the Save the Depot project.
In front on the rounded section of Greenville Junction’s railroad depot, Steve Pollis from Plum Creek hands a $2,000 check to Jane Hall, Chair of the Save the Depot project.

GREENVILLE JCT — Plum Creek Timber Company has awarded a $2,000 grant to the fund for the Greenville Junction Depot to be used to help pay for the restoration of underpinning, necessary for moving the station to its new home across Route 15. Jane Hall, Chair of the Save the Depot project was on hand to accept the check.

“We are so appreciative that Plum Creek has awarded us this grant,” said Hall. “So many have been wonderfully supportive of this project. This check will go toward preparation of the building its move. In addition, a number of skilled licensed tradesmen have been volunteering for current and future services.”

According to Hall, the building was compromised years ago by structural modifications. Sills and joists had been cut away to provide housing for two motorcars. “The objective of our current $10,000 fund drive is to repair such things as soon as possible so we can safely move the building and get it out from under the threat of demolition.” she said. So far the fund has garnered more than half of the donations needed. “We are so grateful to those who have contributed,” Hall said.

And, every contribution regardless of size, adds further proof of such community support and so has a significant multiplier effect later on.”

This past summer Gartley-Dorsky assured Friends of the Depot that the place was basically sound and capable of being safely moved once the compromised sills have been repaired. The Save the Depot organization hopes to have the building moved to its new location by 2014, a fitting target date because that would coincide with the Depot’s 125th birthday. The structure was built in 1889. Donations can be mailed to Save the Depot at P.O. Box 16, Greenville, ME 04441 or on Paypal at www.greenvilledepot.org. As this is a non-profit organization, tax receipts will be sent promptly to acknowledge all contributions. Those who would like further information or would like to get involved as a volunteer are invited to call Jane Hall at 207-691-0731.

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