Group Seeks Nearly $1 Million for Keokuk Depot


By Rachel Begle

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) - A newly created nonprofit group is seeking nearly $1 million to restore the historic Keokuk Union Depot's decaying slate roof.

The Hawk Eye newspaper reports the Keokuk Union Depot Foundation is trying to raise $985,000 to repair the roof of the depot, built in 1891.

Although imitation steel would be less expensive, the foundation wants to use real slate to restore the roof. The group is trying to return the building to its original appearance.

The Keokuk City Council purchased the depot for $1 as part of a 99-year lease from Pioneer Railcorp, but the city has little money available for a restoration.

The depot was designed by noted Chicago architects John Root and Daniel Burnham.

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