Moline Preservation Society holding meeting to discuss saving depot


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Posted Online: Oct. 03, 2012, 7:50 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
MOLINE -- The Moline Preservation Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. today to discuss fundraising to save the Davenport, Rock Island and Northwestern depot at 2012 River Drive.

The public is invited to the meeting at First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Ave., Moline.

The Moline City Council may vote next week on selling the depot to the Illinois Department of Transportation instead of moving it to the Western Illinois University Quad City campus, where it would become a welcome center.

The preservation society is trying to raise $155,000 to cover the city's costs to move the depot. If IDOT buys the building, it plans to demolish it.

Diann Moore, preservation society president, said anyone who wants to get involved in saving the 112-year-old depot is invited to the meeting to discuss ideas or volunteer for a committee.

Pledges and comments also can be made online at molinepreservation.org by clicking on "Contact" and then "Webmaster."

The preservation society is a non-profit and donations are tax deductible.






 












 



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