Historic Akron-area train depot demolished

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 100-year-old train depot in the Akron area has been demolished after its owners say there wasn’t enough interest in preserving it.

The abandoned depot in Hudson once was an importation junction along the Pennsylvania Railroad’s line from Cleveland to Pittsburgh and was a place where soldiers shipping out for World War II said their farewells.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/17sIlmE) that an effort to save the depot began in 2005 but ended four years later after a citizens group raised only $5,000.

A spokesman for the depot’s owner, Norfolk Southern Railway, says the building had not been operational for some time and that there were safety concerns over trespassers and vandals.

He says the railroad company had no choice but to tear it down.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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