Refurbished signs hung at depot

Published 9:21 am Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bryan Tree Services hangs the "Greenville" sign on the Greenville Train Depot. The sign was taken down in order to be refurbished. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

A piece of history was restored Wednesday.

The signs that once hung at each end of the Greenville Train Depot and alerted travelers of their location had become weathered over the years.

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce had the signs refurbished by Purvis Sign Company, and on Wednesday, Bryan Tree Service rehung the signs at each end of the depot, which was constructed in 1910.

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“We are very proud that these two signs as well as our Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce signs on both Bolling Street and Commerce Street have a fresh new look,” said Francine Wasden, Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

The depot was saved from ruin beginning in 1993 when the Chamber of Commerce helped secure funding for restoration through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act grant program.

Since 1996 the depot has served as the home of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.