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Old Train Depot Will Soon Be Back On Track

Posted March 26, 2002

— The oldest standing brick train depot in the state will soon be back on track.

The 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway Passenger Depot in downtown Fayetteville will soon look new again. It will become the Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum and Visitor Center.

Through grants, efforts are underway to restore the depot back to its original condition. Architects were able to peel off the many layers inside the building and expose its original fabric.

"We found good evidence of detailed artwork and woodwork that was on the building when it was built," special projects director Craig Hampton said. "Based on that, we'll be able to recreate the design back to its original condition."

The city hopes to open the museum in conjunction with

Festival of Flight 2003

.

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