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From: "Gene Paoli" stationman AT prodigy DOT net
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 07:13:09 -0000
Subject: Re: (rshsdepot) Dover, DE
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Here is the Dover, De station replaced in 1911.
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From: Bernie Wagenblast To: RSHS Depot Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 8:32 PM
Subject: (rshsdepot) Dover, DE
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> Former train station, court officially opened as state offices
> Dover Post
> NEW LIFE FOR A FAMILIAR LANDMARK: Once a welcome sight along the old
> Pennsylvania Railroad line, the former Dover train station at the end of
> Loockerman Street got a new lease on life during ceremonies held at the
> station Friday afternoon. The station, which closed when passenger rail
> service to Dover ceased in 1965, was used by the Justice of the Peace
> until it moved to new facilities in 1998. After a $1.4 million renovation,
> the building was renamed for George V. Massey, a prominent 19th-century
> Dover attorney who was instrumental in bringing the railroad to Dover.
> by Jeff Brown.
> Gov. Ruth Ann Minner and Lt. Gov. John C. Carney Jr., cut the
> ribbon at George V. Massey Station in Dover, the former train station and
> Justice of the Peace Court that has been refurbished and now contains a
> number of education related state agencies.
> Dover Mayor James Hutchison, Rep. Donna Stone (R-32) and state
> Secretary of Administrative Services Gloria Homer joined Gov. Minner and
> Gov. Carney for the official opening of the building located on the west
> of Loockerman Street.
> Renovation was completed on the late 19th century building in
> December in a project that will be on time and on budget.
> "One of the objectives of my Livable Delaware agenda is to
> encourage redevelopment of existing structures in existing areas rather
> building new buildings that destroy open space." Gov. Minner said.
> "Here we have a building that has been preserved and adapted, which will
> help keep people and businesses in downtown Dover and which is convenient
> and accessible to the people it will serve. This project is a win any way
> you look at it."
> Offices now housed in the building include several adult
> education agencies, including the Adult Community Educators Network, the
> Organization of Adult Alumni and Students in Service and the state's
> Diploma-At-A-Distance program.
> Other tenants include Advisory Council on Career and
> Education, the Business Industry Education Alliance and the Governor's
> Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens.
> "This is a great situation for the adult literacy community,"
> said Lt. Gov. Carney, who chairs the Interagency Council on Adult
> "This new location will make communication among the various agencies
> and will allow students the opportunity to take advantage of several
> programs during the same visit."
> Mayor Hutchison said the project is a step forward in the
> revitalization of downtown Dover and showed the commitment of the state to
> helping communities their goals.
> In 2000, House Bill 656 sponsored by state Rep. Nancy Wagner
> (R-31) named the building George V. Massey Station after the 19th century
> Dover attorney who convinced the Pennsylvania Railroad to build the
> The Railroad Station Historical Society maintains a database of existing
> railroad structures at: http://www.rrshs.org