November 28, 2022


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Music, food on tap for Potter Street Station preservation fundraiser in Saginaw

SAGINAW, MI — The nonprofit preserving Saginaw’s historic and defunct practice depot will host a fundraiser future month.

The Potter Road Station Elevate The Roof fundraiser is established for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Saginaw Club, 219 N. Washington in downtown Saginaw.

Organizers say the occasion will function audio from The String Matter band, door prizes, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets charge $30.

Organizers hope to promote about 150 tickets in progress of the gathering, stated Denise Meyer, president of the Saginaw Depot Preservation Corporation that owns the station.

Antique Warehouse, 1122 Tittabawassee in Zilwaukee and dawn of a new day, 210 S. Washington in downtown Saginaw, will promote tickets for the celebration. Meyer hopes to protected other gross sales spots in the coming days. People fascinated in attending the fundraiser also can look for tickets by calling Saginaw Depot Preservation Company associates via immediate message with the Potter Avenue Station Fb web page, she claimed.

Proceeds from the ticket gross sales will benefit the nonprofit’s effort to maintenance sections of the station’s deteriorating roof, Meyer mentioned.

“We’re making an attempt to retain it from receiving any even worse,” she said. “Our intention is to make as a great deal cash as we can.”

Saginaw Depot Preservation Corporation, which saved the station from destruction on additional than a couple of events, hosts activities through the calendar year to elevate dollars for preserving the 1881-designed facility.

Potter Road Station welcomed passenger trains for 69 many years, starting 24 a long time just after Saginaw was integrated as a U.S. territory. Its terminal was a spot for Irish immigrants drawn to the area for the duration of the lumber growth of the late 19th century, for Asians trying to get salt mine careers about that same time, and for Southern Blacks who sought a assert in Common Motors’ expansion in the 1st 50 percent of the 1900s.

The final passenger to board a experience there was in 1950.

For a great deal of the previous 50 percent-century, the facility sat vacant, its 19th-century façade little by little eroding with time. Nevertheless, there continues to be desire in returning lifetime to the aged educate station.

Most not long ago, Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Companies (STARS) officials commenced seeking contractors for a feasibility study that could finally relocate some of the organization’s operations in Potter Avenue Station.

For far more info on the station and the fundraiser supporting it, take a look at the Potter Street Station Fb page, operated by Saginaw Depot Preservation Company.


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