Lewisburg couple moving, restoring old depot

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo courtesy of William Deegans At a lot along Lewisburg’s Feamster Road, the former rail depot approaches its new home on a footer-equipped lot.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo courtesy of William Deegans At a lot along Lewisburg’s Feamster Road, the former rail depot approaches its new home on a footer-equipped lot.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo courtesy of William Deegans
At a lot along Lewisburg’s Feamster Road, the former rail depot approaches its new home on a footer-equipped lot.

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Lewisburg & Ronceverte Railroad once again rode the rails — or at least a pair of long steel beams — on Sunday, as its 106-year-old depot building made a trip of nearly 1 mile through downtown Lewisburg.

The trip came aboard a house-mover’s trailer en route to the depot’s new home on Feamster Road.

The depot, scheduled for demolition last year after decades of use as a private home, drew national attention in December when the Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission offered to arrange its sale for $1 to anyone willing to move and restore it. Preference was given to prospective buyers who planned to relocate the building in the Lewisburg area.

Greenbrier County real estate agent Alinda Perrine and her husband, Bobby Guet, ended up buying the historic depot…

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