Greenville Jct. Depot Friends is a 501(c) (3) organization sanctioned by the IRS.
All donations to the renovation and upgrading of the Depot building are completely tax deductible under IRS regulations as a charitable donation.
- 1. Who currently owns the building?
- The newly formed Central Maine and Quebec Railway owns the building, and will donate it to the Greenville Junction Depot Friends.
- 2. What will happen to the building?
- Updated: An agreement has been reached with the CM&QR which will allow the depot to remain in its present location. A long term lease has been signed to meet the objectives of the Greenville Junction Depot Friends.
- 3. What is happening NOW?
- Right now we are restoring the eaves with money raised during the Eaves Campaign. Like the leveling work performed in 2014, this should be very visible to the public and let people know that we are making progress on the restoration of the depot.
- 4. What will be gained from a restored depot station?
- In it’s new life, the depot building will provide the Moosehead region with a much needed community resource building, available for use/rent to the community- such as – senior citizen activities, railroad activities, weddings, dances, musical activities, scouts -to name just a few.
- 5. How can I help?
- SAVE THE DEPOT is always seeking volunteers! Currently, we are seeking people to help with our initial fundraising events – such as tee-shirt and raffle booths at local events. Very soon, the fundraising committee will be in need of volunteers to help organize special events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to our list of willing helpers. We value your time as much as you do, so even if it’s only a little bit you can give, it will help us to go a long way!
- 6. How do I get a nifty SAVE THE DEPOT tee-shirt?
- SAVE THE DEPOT tee-shirts – stylishly designed by Milt Christianson – are available at Kamp Kamp and Gallery on the Lake – both in downtown Greenville. You can also get cool and nifty SAVE THE DEPOT merchandise on our DEPOT GEAR page (link in the nav-bar at the top of the page).
- 7. Who are the Greenville Junction Deopt Friends?
- We, the Greenville Junction Depot Friends, are a volunteer-based community organization in Greenville, Maine. Through restoring and maintaining thehistoric Greenville Junction depot building, we strive to offer a gathering place to serve our community with a venue for: (events including, but not limited to) Senior citizen gatherings Educational exhibits/presentations, etc. Community social occasions Preservation of Northern Maine Railroad memorabilia Meeting center for visiting recreational organizations
SAVE THE DEPOT FACT SHEET June 2014
• The original Greenville Junction Railroad Depot building was built by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1889. The rounded “witches hat” and ladies waiting room was added sometime between 1901 and 1910. We celebrated it’s 125th birthday this summer on August 16th.
• The Maine Historic Preservation Society named the Greenville Junction Depot building as the most endangered historic building in Maine in 2008.
• A group of concerned citizens began an organization in 2010 called Greenville Junction Depot Friends for the purpose of raising funds to save the structure from further deterioration, and to refurbish the building for community use.
• The current owner of the building is Central Maine and Quebec Railway. They working with the Greenville Junction Depot Friends to secure this important piece of history .
• Licensed Professional Engineer Carmen Bombeke of Gartley&Dorsky Engineering & Surveying, and 2A Architects, Camden, ME have examined the entirety of the building structure and has deemed it sound. A full report has been delivered to the board of directors outlining proposed stages for rehabilitation of the structure.
• Greenville Junction Depot Friends obtained IRS 501 (C)(3) status early in 2011. All donations to “Save the Depot” are fully tax deductible as a charitable donation. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 16, Greenville, Maine 04441. A receipt will be sent to you by return mail for your IRS tax purposes
• The Depot Friends have been raising money through the sale of t-shirts, hats, mugs, postcards, raffles of several original paintings of the building and through guided tours of the building.
• The Greenville Junction Depot Friends have hosted an Annual Railroad Workers Reunion in the past three years in August at the Depot. It has exceeded all expectations in terms of attendance of former workers and interest in the endangered building.
Retired Depot on Its Way to Revitalization – WABI TV5 August 2016
Saved! Three of Maines Historic Places – Maine Preservation Newsletter: Spring 2015
Portrait of Place ~ Greenville, Me– Maine Home Design: September 2014
Owner puts $10M into revival of troubled Maine Rail Line– Portland Herald: September 2014
Group Working to Preserve Maine Depot– Trains Magazine Newswire: March 2014
All Invited for a Day of Prizes and Surprizes at the Depot- Moosehead Matters: July 30th, 2013
Greenville Junction Depot Recieves Grant From Plum Creek– Bangor Daily News: November 6th, 2012
Railroad Workers Reconnect at Greenville Junction– Bangor Daily News: August 22nd, 2012
Depot Friends get Ready for Celebration on August 18th– Bangor Daily News: August 6th, 2012
Tarps for the Depot Roof- Friends of the Greenville Depot: January 1st, 2012
Friends of the Depot Plan Holiday Events – Moosehead Messenger: November 23rd, 2011
Greenville Junction Depot Celebration a Big Hit – Moosehead Messenger: August 23rd, 2011
Former Railroad Workers Share History at Greenville Jct. Depot Event – Bangor Daily News: August 21st, 2011
Gathering to Learn about the Greenville Junction Depot Slated- Moosehead Messenger: July 13th, 2011
Effort Underway to Save the Greenville Junction Depot – Bangor Daily News: July 12th, 2011
Artwork Exibited at “Ride the Icon” Save the Depot and Moosehead Historical Society Event –Greenville School District: Nov, 2010
Group begins effort to save and relocate Greenville Jct. Depot- Moosehead Messenger: July 7th, 2010
2008 Maines Most Endangered Historic Resources– Maine Preservation: 2008
Chairman: Jane Hall
Secretary/Treasurer: Cheri Goodspeed
Board Members: Toby Baird, Amy Bishop, Ron Hall, Sue Johnston, George Weise, Jennifer Welch, Amber Whitman