Town Dedicates Restored Depot

Philadelphia dedicated its historic depot building in a Thursday ceremony. The project was several years in the making. Grants were used to restore the former train depot for use as a community facility.

It's now home to the Community Development Partnership, and is a meeting place for various events, and even wedding receptions.

"It brings everybody together and let's them talk about common concerns, common problems they have, and just ways to solve them," said David Vowell, president of the Community Development Partnership. "You know, if you don't talk, you're not going to be able to solve anything. We've got to be able to be together and talk and discuss so you can grow."

Vowell says the leadership through the years in Philadelphia is what led to the restoration of the building that otherwise might have been torn down.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    something like this cant be used in many ways and make money back on it unlike 3ft. so investment in this isnt a bad idea..
  • by mm Location: county on Dec 18, 2009 at 06:13 AM
    Chad, I agree. Even if people talk, the powers-to-be don't listen. They are most concerned with lining their own pockets. The rich get richer and the rest of us pay!!!
  • by William Location: Meridian on Dec 17, 2009 at 10:09 PM
    Yes, I think you are wrong. History is very important in this area, and it will slowly slip away if we don't preserve it.
  • by Chad Location: Philadelphia on Dec 17, 2009 at 09:16 PM
    The thing was an eye sore. It should have been torn down. Instead we spent taxpayers money to have a place to "talk about common concerns"? City Hall people! Come on! If local governments keep taking state or federal monies for projects like this, then they are only contributing to the problem of excessive government spending which will ultimately lead to the collapse of the American economy. You may think I'm being overly dramatic. But tell me I'm wrong...
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