Friday, November 25, 2011

Renovation of L&N train depot transforms, preserves building

RICHMOND - On Saturday, more than 200 visitors explored the newly renovated Berea Welcome Center and office of Berea Tourism, located in the former railroad depot in Old Town Berea.
The $500,000, nine-month project completed by Gilpin Construction of London, transformed the 94-year-old building into a modern “people space” while keeping much of its original construction, said Belle Jackson, director of Berea tourism.
“This building is an amazing piece of art history. Why wouldn’t we save it? It’s a piece of American history, not just Berea history. The railroad built this nation,” said Jackson, who is a fifth generation Berean. Continued

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