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 Post subject: Keokuk Union Depot Awarded $275,000 Challenge Grant
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:56 am 
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The Jeffris Family Foundation has announced a one-third challenge grant of $275,000 toward restoration of the Keokuk Union Depot's waiting room and train shed. The remaining $550,000 of the $825,000 project is to be raised by mid-2023 in a Capital Campaign. Included in this phase of the restoration will be reproducing the waiting room's tiled floor, installation of period chandeliers, renovation of the rest rooms with period fixtures, shoring up the building's foundation to prevent further deterioration, and refinishing the train shed and restoring its period lighting. Contributions that count toward the match may be sent to the Keokuk Union Depot Foundation, P.O. Box 463, Keokuk, IA 52632. This rendering of the future restoration project was created by Matthew Martin for the principal contractor, Restoric LLC of Chicago.

The Depot serves as a community event center, hosting private events including weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, class reunions, graduation parties, showers, anniversaries, and group or business meetings. Public events at the Depot have included concerts, book signings, auctions, and art exhibits.

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