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Charles City Depot Final Foundation Taking Shape

Solidifying the new home of the historic Milwaukee Railroad depot in Charles City is underway.

The depot was moved over it’s new foundation at the corner of North Grand Avenue and 11th Avenue on October 11 and securing the 1912 building in its new resting place began in the past week. The American Passenger Train History Museum’s Bob Moen is coordinating the project and says they’ll join the structure and foundation together with concrete blocks.

Hillegas And Son’s Masonry of Nashua has been working on cementing the concrete blocks in place, while Kamm Excavating of Charles City has also been excavating and roughing in water and sewer lines to the depot. 

Moen says securing the depot in place will complete Phase 1 of the project and then fundraising to cover costs to remodel the inside of the building can begin. 

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Mark Pitz

News Director
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