Santa Fe Station rededication

Santa Fe Station rededication

We had quite the crowd for the Lawrence Santa Fe Depot rededication last Friday, February 22.
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The Master of Ceremonies was Assistant City Manager Diane Stoddard, who was the point person from the city in their efforts to acquire and restore the station.

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Of course, the current Mayor, Lisa Larson, also had her remarks.

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From the state, we had the KDOT rail and freight manager, John Maddox.

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Representing Depot Redux was our chair, Carey Maynard-Moody

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Tom Harper spoke on behalf of Lawrence Modern. He is also member of the Depot Redux board.

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Representing Amtrak were Derrick James, the director of Government Affairs…

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… as well as Patrick Kidd of Amtrak’s internal communications

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I caught Marc Magliari, Amtrak regional spokesperson, taking a cellphone picture of the speakers.

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Andy Williams represented the BNSF Railway.

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Warren Corman, co-architect of the Lawrence station, told a story about how he presented the station design to the Santa Fe brass.

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Stan Hernly was the lead architect on the restoration project

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Finally, we have Dennis Brown of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance.

For the number of speakers at the event, no one could consider it boring.

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