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 Post subject: Restoration of Keokuk Union Depot Train Shed
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:19 pm 
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The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation is in the midst of a second multi-year capital campaign of $550,000 to meet a Jeffris Family Foundation challenge grant of $275,000. This campaign is directed to restoration of exterior masonry, the waiting room tile floor, and the trackside train shed (canopy). As the first phase of this project, the train shed is being restored. Lead paint has been removed from the support work and ceiling and replaced with a finish to simulate the original bare metal. The roof has been repainted to match the color of the Depot's roof tiles. Several of the iron trusses supporting the roof are being re-fabricated, and when they are in place the lower iron work will be finished in a color matching the original. Here are photos (courtesy Damon Cackley, one of the paint crew) of the current state of the train shed with the refinished roof.

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