Existing Stations on the FEC

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Re: Existing Stations on the FEC

Postby Jeff Smith » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:52 pm

More news on Jupiter station:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/ ... -in/nST6X/

JUPITER -- —


Local roofers, general contractors and electricians have agreed to donate time and materials to restore the historic Florida East Coast Railway depot that last April was moved from Tequesta closer to its original home on the Loxahatchee River.

“We are doing our best to restore it as it was. We are trying to make it historically accurate,” project manager Mary-Therese Delate said.

Jupiter paid about $111,000 to load the wooden depot built in 1915 onto a truck and move it from Seabrook Road to Sawfish Bay Park. The 2-mile trip along Alternate A1A that started at 3 a.m. took about two hours, stopping along the way for a train to pass along the FEC tracks.

The Loxahatchee Guild is leading the effort to raise about $160,000 to restore the 22-by-53-foot wooden structure. A gala is planned for Jan 24.
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Re: Existing Stations on the FEC

Postby JasW » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:05 am

The Loxahatchee Guild has put up a brief slide show, with pics of the depot as it looks today and the move, and one of the depot in 1950 (which I attach below for eye candy's sake). Looks like almost all of the original outside detailing has somehow managed to survive. (You can also donate to the Guild's preservation effort via PayPal on the site.)

https://sites.google.com/site/loxaguild/train-depot

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Re: Existing Stations on the FEC

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:13 am

Great shot, and thanks for the link!
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