Throwback Thursday – Lockport (Hometown Series)
(Day #7: 30-Day Blog Challenge)
Finding those old photos to share every Thursday.
This is the Union Station in Lockport. It was built in 1889 for the New York Central Railroad and in the late 1940’s the station closed and reopened over 20 years later as a restaurant. In 1974 it was destroyed by a fire, only to be rebuilt and destroyed again by fire in 1978. It’s been listed in the National Register of Historic Places and hasn’t been torn down; nor has it been renovated. So far anyone looking for Federal grants to restore it have been turned down. Hopefully some day it can be returned to the beautiful structure it once was.
This photo was taken in the late 1800’s and the photo below is what it looks like today. It’s actually not that far from downtown Lockport and it really is a shame that no one has been able to get any funding to restore it. It’s a neat piece of Lockport’s history and maybe in time something awesome will happen to it.
The Hometown Blog Series goes along with a postcard exchange with my Chatterbug blog friends. I thought it would be nice to show everyone more about my town and the interesting things that we are known for. Come back to see more highlights about my hometown and even some other interesting things about my area.