Until we began our work of saving the depot, it had received little or no maintenance for almost 30 years. The results are visible throughout the structure but are strongly pronounced on the exterior where the harsh Maine Winter and wet Maine Summer have been particularly abusive. The depot obviously needs paint but it also needs to have many wooden surfaces replaced or restored.
Our initial focus is on the ladies waiting room portion of the building under the “Witches Hat” structure. We have already restored the eaves including the curve that was carved off of the building in the 60’s. There is still a great deal of work left to do including: windows, fixtures, wood repair, surface preparation, and painting.
The photo above shows the depot in her prime looking level, trim, painted, and cared for. As a new community building in Greenville, we hope to keep her in this condition for at least another 125 years.
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