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Old Danvers Depot

Postby highrail » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:49 am

Salem News reporting today that the old depot in Danvers has sustained significant fire damage due to a fire in a truck that was parked next to the depot. The fire spread to the station, but was stopped before it was totally lost...unclear of extent of the damage. Photo shows most damage to one side and it was reported that the fire got into the attic.

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_new ... 66db7.html

Steve

PS I had recently written a story on the depot for the Mass bay RRE "Callboy." It was/is slated to be moved and preserved by the Town of Danvers. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Old Danvers Depot

Postby highrail » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:52 am

A follow up article in the salem News today suggest that it may be possible to repair the old depot: (partial quote)DANVERS — A fire at the town’s last remaining train station did not damage the building beyond repair, the Danvers building inspector said Tuesday.

Building Inspector Richard Maloney credited firefighters with saving the historic Plains Station.

“It dodged a bullet,” Maloney said of the depot Tuesday morning.

But the fire, which broke out early Monday morning, has raised questions about whether there is a future for the historic depot....

The article: http://www.salemnews.com/news/building- ... 57185.html

Steve
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