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Monday, October 7, 2013

LANKERSHIM TRAIN STATION RESTORATION UNDERWAY

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY                          2013

Good news from Councilman Paul Krekorian's newsletter:

Historic North Hollywood Train 
Depot to be Restored 
Restoration begins for the Historic North Hollywood Train Depot. | Photos by metro.net 
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles Metropolitan Authority (Metro) recently announced the start of a major restoration project on the Historic Southern Pacific Lankershim/North Hollywood train depot to rehabilitate the facility over the coming year.

The $3.6 million restoration project, slated for completion in 10 months, will be funded by Metro using $2.5 million in Prop. C half-cent sales tax dollars and $1.1 million from the City of Los Angeles.
The reconstruction work will include the seismic strengthening of the structure, new electric and plumbing systems, restoration of the platforms and signage as well as rehabilitation of the damaged siding, eaves, windows and doors. 

The first phase of the work has already been completed - that included the removal of contaminated soils, roofing and lead-based paint throughout the structure, while repainting it with the original, vibrant Pacific Electric yellow paint colors.

Dating back to 1896, the 117-year-old train depot, located in the heart of the North Hollywood Arts District, is one of the oldest unmodified railroad structures in Southern California. For more information about the project visit the Metro blog, thesource.metro.net

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