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Chesapeake Western Depot – A 100 + year old beauty

The Chesapeake Western Depot is a 100 + year old beauty. According to the Harrisonburg Daily News on April 22, 1913: Work on the new Chesapeake Western passenger station and freight depot at the West Bruce street crossing is being rushed by the contractors. The freight shed, 120’...
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History on display at the Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot

I love getting a new box of history in the office! Working in the Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot (more posts here, here, here, here) is a true joy. It seems almost every day someone comes in to share their story about the short-line rail, nicknamed the Crooked and Weedy. Here...
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Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot History Display open this Friday from 5pm – 8pm

Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot History Display open this Friday from 5pm – 8pm You are going to want to come visit our office this coming Friday at the Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot. We host an art opening each month in the hallway outside of our conference room. The...
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Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot: New T-Shirts We Love!

We love our building and love sharing that love with everyone – so we made t-shirts with our logo and a picture of the Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot! The art work was created by Stronge Designs. He included a sketch of one of the diesel engines that used to run on the...
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Chesapeake Western Railroad History collection coming together at The Depot

We are slowly building the content of the Chesapeake Western Railroad History collection that will be on permanent display at The Depot. This display is to honor the history of this railway that gave us this beautiful building we get to call our office. Each day people stop by to...
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Gaines Group Architects in Harrisonburg

Gaines Group Architects in Harrisonburg We have been building our firm here in the valley for a little more than 8 years. I opened our branch office in Harrisonburg in July 2008 in the basement of my Timberville home. Most of my jobs were still in the Central Virginia area at the...
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Chesapeake Western Depot – Project Update

Lots of progress since the last post about this exciting project. The spaces are starting to look finished and we are excited to see the progress each time we visit.  In order to tell the story of this historic building there was a lot of work done to preserve original parts....
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Chesapeake Western Depot project updates

Chesapeake Western Depot project updates Over the last few week there has been an amazing amount of progress at the Depot job site. The electricians have almost finished wiring the entire building. The drywall crew has done an amazing job putting the building back together and...
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Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot project updates

Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot project updates Work on The Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot continues and Jim and the guys are making tremendous progress. The electrical, plumbing, and mechanical rough-ins are all done. The structural flooring repairs are done. The insulation...
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Chesapeake Western Depot Warehouse Renovation

Chesapeake Western Depot warehouse renovation has begun. While work continues on the office portion of the Depot, the roof and trusses are being repaired in the warehouse space. The majority of the fire damage in the building exists in this space. The entire roof is being...
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