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« on: Dec 10th, 2015, 6:05pm »
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Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:03:05 -0500
From: "Alexander D. Mitchell IV" <LNER4472 at verizon dot net>
Subject: Renovations under way at Coraopolis, Pa. P&LE station (rshsdepot)
 
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/alleghenyneighborhoods/alleghenyneighborhoodsmore/9562567-74/coraopolis-station-masonry#axzz3tx33SJZe
 
Despite not reaching their $75,000 fundraising goal earlier this year,
supporters of restoring the former Coraopolis train station are using
money they raised to have contractors stabilize the roof and plug leaks.
 
Workers from Mardo Masonry of Waynesburg have been at the station,
putting in new interior masonry meant to shore up the roof. Allegheny
Restoration also is working on the project.
 
"As it turns out, the building is in much better shape than we thought,"
said Chris Rolinson of Coraopolis, one of the project's supporters.
 
Originally, supporters thought they would have to replace the entire
roof at a cost of $75,000, their goal in a crowd-funding campaign. But a
representative of Jenkins Slate Co. in Grove City visited in the summer
and told the group the roof was "completely salvageable," which is a
less expensive proposition, Rolinson said.
 
Designed by architects Shepley Rutan and Coolidge, the station was
finished in 1895 for the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad and is an
example of Richardsonian Romanesque style. It has been vacant since an
auto parts business moved elsewhere in the late 1970s, and subsequent
owners tried unsuccessfully to redevelop the property.
 
More at the link.
 
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The Railroad Station Historical Society maintains a database of existing
railroad structures at: http://www.rrshs.org


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« Reply #1 on: Sep 4th, 2016, 12:26am »
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Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2016 20:36:33 -0400
From: Alexander D. Mitchell IV  
Subject: Coraopolis, Pa. P&LE train station project steams ahead with grant (rshsdepot)
 
 
Coraopolis, Pa. P&LE passenger station, vacant for years, gets a savior:
 
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2016/09/02/Coraopolis-train-station-project-steams-ahead-with-grant/stories/201609020043
 
"The Coraopolis Community Development Foundation, which bought the Mill
Street station in 2005, is restoring the building, and that effort
recently got a major boost with a $290,000 grant from the Allegheny
Foundation.
 
Project chairman Shawn Reed said the money will be used to begin the
second phase of the restoration, which includes design and engineering
work, final repairs to the roof, and replacement of doors and windows.
 
The first phase involved roof repairs and stabilization of the building,
which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the
Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation in 1978."
 
Alexander D. Mitchell IV
 
 
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 6th, 2016, 8:12am »
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Very good news!
 
Glad to see some of my tax dollars going to something I believe in..


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