Sweet Home depot's fate hangs in balance
Historic structure at Public Works Yard needs to be moved – again
May 25, 2022
A piece of local history faces demolition if no one steps up to save it.
The dilapidated Oregon Electric Railroad depot sits at the north end of the Sweet Home Public Works Yard, suffering from severe rot and defaced by graffiti over its 80-year lifespan. It currently occupies an area where an access road is planned for Linn County's proposed RV fill/dump station and the Family Assistance and Resource Center's homeless facility.
Since the depot stands in the way, Public Works Director Greg Springman said it needs to be moved in the next 30 to 60 days.
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