From: Jim Dent jdent1 AT optonline DOT net
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 22:15:17 -0400
Subject: Re: (rshsdepot) Glassboro, NJ
"DSC06212.jpg" - image/jpeg, 1600x1200 (24bit)
Here are some pictures of Glassboro (DSC06212) and Sewell (DSC00678),
both taken last year.
> Henry, thanks for posting this and finding my original post from 2002. This is even more interesting to me personally now, as my daughter goes to school at Rowan University in Glassboro.
> Unfortunately, while the town did buy the depot in 2004, nothing has changed in the intervening years. No work has been done on it and it remains in rough shape. But at least it has been saved.
> Just up the line a few miles is another depot in Sewell, in even rougher shape than Glassboro, and up for sale. I'll post some pictures later this evening.
> Jim Dent
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J. Henry Priebe Jr."
> Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 11:36 am
> Subject: (rshsdepot) Glassboro, NJ
> To: RSHS EMail List
>> Glassboro wants to revive their former West Jersey RR/PRR/PRSL
>> Much has changed since Jim Dent posted about it to the list in
>> August of 2002:
>> Thanks to Alco83 on the Railfan.net forums for the heads up.
>> J. Henry Priebe Jr. Blue Moon Internet Corp Network Administrator
>> www.bluemoon.net Internet Access & Web Hosting
>> www.railfan.net Railfan Network Services
>> Glassboro wants to revive historic railroad station
>> By JEREMY ROSEN . Courier-Post Staff . May 6, 2009
>> Officials here are determined to restore the borough's historic
>> train station
>> into a museum and welcome center.
>> Reopening the station at Oakwood and Whitney avenues is key to a
>> planneddowntown revival, in addition to the $300 million Rowan
>> Boulevard project,
>> said Randi Woerner, Glassboro's director of economic development.
>> Woerner said that would create a historic niche downtown,
>> including the nearby
>> Hollybush Mansion and, on High Street, the Glassboro Heritage
>> Glass Museum and
>> the South Jersey Museum of American History.
>> But borough officials said they need more money to make the
>> station operable
>> for the first time since the 1970s. A yard sale is to be held at
>> the station
>> Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon as part of a series of fund-raising
>> "For years, the borough has sought to secure funding sources for
>> the train
>> site," said Mayor Leo McCabe, adding the borough's Historic
>> PreservationCommission is raising awareness of the project's merits.
>> Woerner said there are plans to fix the roof and revamp the
>> floor plan of one
>> of the borough's few structures from the 1860s. She said a
>> security fence is
>> to be installed around the wooden station.
>> "It will be something nice for one of our older neighborhoods,"
>> she said.
>> A renovated train station would bring more people to town, said
>> Woerner and
>> Carol Wolf, manager of the Glassboro Public Library on Center Street.
>> "It would be . . . another place for people to go when they come
>> downtown,"Wolf said. "There would a symbiotic relationship
>> between the museums and
>> retail and restaurants along Rowan Boulevard."
>> The borough bought the station from private owners in 2004,
>> using $230,000 in
>> state grants. It used $100,000 from the Delaware Valley Regional
>> PlanningCommission to create architectural and engineering drawings.
>> The borough has $99,000 left of that money for construction, but
>> Woerner said
>> a timeline isn't possible until more money is raised.
>> The borough also plans a yard sale at the station for June 6,
>> from 7 a.m. to
>> Woerner said the borough will continue seeking state grants and
>> will have a
>> fundraising dinner later this year.
>> Reach Jeremy Rosen at (856) 486-2456 or firstname.lastname@example.org
>> The Railroad Station Historical Society maintains a database of
>> existingrailroad structures at: http://www.rrshs.org
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> Jim Dent
> Oakland, NJ
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