Big plans for former Decatur rail depot
A former railroad depot owned by the city of Decatur is getting a major boost of oxygen and may in the not-too-distant future be alive and breathing again, thanks to the energetic efforts of three local women.
Those ladies are going to need the support of the local community, though, as they seek to bring to life a building believed to be 122 years old; a building the city has preserved and made some crucial repairs to in recent years.
Once a depot for the Pennsylvania Railroad, the brick structure is situated on 7th Street between Monroe and Madison streets.
The new city police station is being built just south of the depot.
The plans — and hopes – were unveiled for city council on Tuesday night by Suzie Fuelling, Cheri Scherry and Sandy Collier. They had previously received from city officials permission to look over the building and see what could be done.
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