We continue to improve our building with your support. Currently electric power is being added to our second floor (half way complete), and our first floor is undergoing minor renovations from old water water damage. Also we are reorganizing our inside layout to serve the public better, and are working toward an open house.
Doesn't look like much does it ! It's however the remaing piece of the East Hebron Train Station. We are trying our utmost to save the building from demolition. Once it's gone it's gone.
Research into the buildings past is ongoing. If you happen to haver any old photos we would really like to see them.
The latest information:
I am pleased to report that we have jacked up the building, and installed a number of cement piers to support and level the building. On the rear of the building we have temporarily added support for the roof overhang.Next phase will be the repair of the roof area, and installation of new shingles. We can see that a number of roof rafters will need to be replaced so we have measured, and should have new rafters ready to install when we open up the roof for repair. No doubt some roofing borads will need replacement also. We would like to open the roof make those repairs and reshingle as quickly as possible. The building was made secure for the winter.
We are still getting donations for the restoration effort albeit slowly, but every dollar counts, and we very much appreciate what has been donated so far. We have set up a seperate account for all donations. Monies in this account are waiting to be used for materials. We have already removed the old floor in the office area, and with some donated funds replaced all the floor joists, and some of the sills in that office area. A sizable number of concrete pads to set the building onto were also purchased, and await the building when it is finally moved.
Remember we have a Go Fund Me page. Simply copy and paste https://www.gofundme.com/east-hebron-maine-train-building into your address field on your browser.
We accept donations any way you can donate. Many have chosen to send money directly to the Hebron Historical Society, some The Hebron Town Office is another good oppurtunity.