presents information on the
a fine example of
successful historic preservation
In 1983, Mayor George
Wear learned that the Norfolk and Southern Corporation, parent
of Norfolk and Western Railroad planned to demolish the 1900's
depot in Mogadore. The present Historical Society was formed and
began seeking funds to save the building and move it. GenCorp
donated property, and with a state grant, the building made the
journey south from the railroad tracks to 87 South Cleveland Avenue
on November 17th, 1989.
The depot is much as
it had been in 1912, after a train jumped the tracks and all but
demolished the building. Also, during World War II, the cargo
room was enlarged as General Tire Company was shipping large amounts
of war materials by railroad. The Historical Society built a foundation
on which to set the building with plans to use the basement as
a meeting / fellowship room, witht he original floor becoming
a museum for historical Mogadore Memorabilia. A short stretch
of track was installed with the promise of a caboose from Wheeling
& Lake Erie RR, but upon the sale of that RR to Norfolk and
Western RR, that offer was rescinded.
The Village has maintained
the grounds and the community is proud of such an attractive facility.
Not many small towns have such a visible Historical Society. Although
much work has been done, volunteers are always needed for restoration
Please do not contact
the webmaster of this website for further information on the Mogadore
Historical Society. This webpage was created in honor of the volunteers
that have worked to restore and maintain the depot. If you are
trying to contact the Mogadore Historical Society and cannot find
a direct way to do so, I suggest calling the library or village
offices in the Village of Mogadore. .Hopefully an internet search
will result in locating an official website for the Village of
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