Council votes to demolish historic depot


October 5, 2022

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Public Works Director Greg Springman stands outside the former Oregon Electric Railroad depot in May.

The Sweet Home City Council tackled an action-packed agenda Tuesday, Sept. 27, one that saw a vote to topple an historic structure, the swearing-in of two top officials and the city's refusal to take on a private road, among other items.

The council voted 6-1 to demolish an Oregon Electric Railroad depot at the north end of the Sweet Home Public Works Yard. Out of use since the mid-1970s, it 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.

Originally located at the site of th...

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