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Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am interested in some 1920's era photos of the Seaboard Air Lines Depot in Gainesville, Florida. The depot will be restored and will become the anchor attraction in a 40 acre park in downtown Gainesville. I am interested in interior as well as exterior photos. Also some views of the general condition of the area would be helpful. The city is considering having a railroad museum or other railroad attraction at the site.
-- Ed Morales (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 2002
An brief update on the SAL depot restoration project ran in the Gainesville Sun yesterday.
It would be great to see a true railroad museum developed in the building at some point.
-- Jeff Gerlach (email@example.com), July 31, 2003.
I dont know how many times a proposal had come up to restore the depot, but it never seemed to happen. I dont live in gainesville anymore, would be nice to see it happen, but knowing the gainesville city comission and how things work up there, i wont believe it until i see it done. They have more important things to do, like tax the hell out of everything up there and spend money on anti-growth studies. I dont think i will ever understand their "bite the hands that feeds you" mentality of the people who live there and the politicians.
end gainesville rant, glad I live in a real city now
if it does happen, let me know, i will go check it out
hope to god they dont paint it orange and blue
-- troy nolen (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 10, 2002.
If you have not already done so, try the Matheson Historical Center in Gainesville. It contains a wealth of historical documentation.
A fellow student of mine at the University of Florida did a research paper on this building, and although I have not seen it, I believe it is still listed (along with my own student research project) among the College of Archictecture's holdings. The online citation is:
[see esp. listings 627, 701]
I am very interested in this project and would be happy to be of any assistance that I can.
-- Jeff Gerlach (email@example.com), March 07, 2002.