Moving/Restoration of Train Station

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Moving/Restoration of Train Station
Posted by KChase on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:27 AM

Hi all,

I am a newbie, so bear with me. I am involved with a non-profit that is working on moving and restoring a late nineteenth century train station to a public park. We have acquired the building and have funding to move it, but we are planning a campaign to raise funds for its restoration. Do any of you all know of any sources of funding for this kind of project? I have heard of the Dailey Foundation and the NRHS grant. We won't be able to obtain funding from the state, since it is not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Any suggestions would be very much appreciate. Thanks!

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Posted by KChase on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:44 PM
By the way this is the Mertztown Train Station in Berks County, PA.
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Posted by rrnut282 on Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:34 PM

Go to Google Images and enter "Sturgis Historical Museum."  You might want to talk to the folks there.

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Posted by basementdweller on Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:21 AM

Approach the local government where the park is located And seek their advice. There may be a park district or local tourism funding. 

A story in the local paper of what you intentions are may also attract local donations. Good luck.

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