Group Aims to Restore 1940’s Era Depot Diner

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, May 29, 2016 11:36 AM

Thanks for the concern David, but my books are fine, my house is climate controlled, heat, humidity, air conditioning, so I don't have a problem with keeping the books from damage.

The problem I mentioned earlier with finding old books in good condition here in Virginia, and the rest of the South as well, is the double-whammy of heat and humidity.  It just killed the ones produced prior to the days of air-conditioning.  Up North, although it does get hot and humid, it just didn't seem to be as much of a problem.  Summer in the North is basically a three month season, down here in the Richmond area it can be a six month season.

As an aside, I've got a book on the Revolutionary War correspondence between the various movers and shakers in New Jersey published in 1847 (!) that's in such good condition you can still feel the impressions from the printing press on the pages!  Found that one up North, it goes without saying.  It never would have survived in that shape down here without many, many tons of luck.

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Posted by Victrola1 on Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:47 PM

The friends of the Burlington Depot is hosting guided tours of the depot building this Saturday in order to showcase the facility’s ongoing renovations.

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Posted by schlimm on Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:51 PM

In Chicago, along Congress Street near Wells.  Now the Tutto Italiano restaurant, looks like a former RI coach.

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Posted by Victrola1 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:39 PM

Cash arrived Wednesday to cover finishing touches in the renovation of Burlington’s train depot building.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded Burlington $75,000 through its 2017 Main Street Iowa Bricks and Mortar Challenge grant program.

In 2016, renovations started in the building’s main hall. Work finished in March. The main room has been restored to much of its former glory, but a few sections need extra cash to complete.

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