Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots

Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots

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The DuVal Family donated over $2000.00 years ago to the Keysville Depot project. I have contacted you numerous times concerning what happened to this money & you have only responded once! In that response, I was informed that a lot monies donated years back was unaccounted for, but you were "looking" into the situation. I was even told that one person (& you called her by name) had a lot of explaining to do! I ask you again......What is going on???
Great workday yesterday! After almost a year of being on hold we got the freight room roof leaks covered up and more clean up around the building! Lots of fun, food and fellowship! Back on track!
The DuVal family contributed approx. $2500.00 to the KEYSVILLE DEPOT several years ago! As nothing has been done, WHERE DID THIS MONEY GO???
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Without immediate repairs, this historic train depot in Keysville could be lost forever. We are host

01/08/2019

i will try to get an update on the depot in the next few days. being handicapped now i dont get around to easy,, sorry

12/04/2018

sorry about not keweping you updated. i was struck with cancer in april and am now handicapped. it has 2 sides. 1. it sucks and 2. i will have more tim here. thank you for your patience.

09/12/2015

Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots

Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots Without immediate repairs, this historic train depot in Keysville could be lost forever. We are hosting monthly Depot Days to begin the renovation process.

09/12/2015

Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots

Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots Without immediate repairs, this historic train depot in Keysville could be lost forever. We are hosting monthly Depot Days to begin the renovation process.

09/12/2015

Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots

Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots Without immediate repairs, this historic train depot in Keysville could be lost forever. We are hosting monthly Depot Days to begin the renovation process.

Photos from Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots's post 09/12/2015

9/12/2015 Stew sale today. Here are some pictures of the stew sale and the Depot. The freight rooms are enclosed and water tight now. They are adding a pole shed over the office spaces to keep it waterproof now. The foundation to the freight rooms has been completed to include the center pilings.

Photos from Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots's post 04/23/2015

Stabilization. The stew sale went well. More to come.

04/10/2015

Things are moving. Saturday, April 11th, there will be a stew sale as a fund raiser at the depot. I have it on good intel that there will be lots of baked goods also. We hope that you can find time to make the Depot a part of this beautiful Saturday.

Photos from Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots's post 03/20/2015

Work at the depot by the contractor started yesterday. I was only there for a short while and snapped a few pictures. The Contractor was replacing some the floor joists that were rotting out. This will give more stabilization to the warehouse floor as they continue with the project. So nice to see the progress moving again.
I have heard rumor that we will be having a workday soon with a stew sale also.

03/17/2015

Its been awhile since we had an update here. A contract has been awarded for the stabilization of the Depot. It will include building a new foundation. Weatherproofing the roof and some siding protection. This should be accomplished by early summer. Some of the pieces of the Depot were stored an a warehouse that has been sold and those pieces have been returned to the depot. Forgive us about not being more prudent with the updates. Hopefully we can get more pictures posted as the work begins. Thank you for all your support.

Photos from Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots's post 07/13/2014

We had a good day at the depot today. We had the Mayor on his back and knees getting the bricks out to be stacked. Now that was a good picture.We finished putting in the sills on the front of the depot. Its time to get the last row of blocks in now and lower the building back onto the sills. We learn more every time we work here.
It's hard to see the progress because it doesnt show, so stop by and we will gladly show you whats happening. In the meantime enjoy these pictures.

06/14/2014

O good day at the Depot today. We moved a lot of bricks from the old footings onto pallets and out of the area. We got to of the sills in place and one raised. We are now ready to get the last 30 or so feet of the footing completed. It seems to move slow. But it is progress. We would like to say a special thanks to Billy from Whites, who helped move the pallets of bricks and helped to get the sills where they needed to be. Thanks to White's also for the use of the Forklift.

The Depot work days are always the second Saturday of the month. We need all your help. We will try to get a day of work and cookout next month. Hope to see you there.

Cover photos 05/23/2014

Cover photos

05/11/2014

We had a good day on Saturday. We still need you help in this. The wages for the hard work is great fellowship. Old school education. And a feeling of great accomplishment. Hope to see you at the depot soon.

Photos from Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots's post 05/11/2014

How do you hold the sill out of the way while the footer is completed? Because Mortise and Tenon joints are used We need to have the sill in prior to putting up the row of block for the footer. This is one way to hold the sill up.

Photos from Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots's post 05/11/2014

This is doing it the old school way. Mortise and Tenon Joints were used on the sills and that is what is going back in.

Photos from Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots's post 05/11/2014

I just took some pictures of what the depot is like now so we can see where we start and our progression.

05/10/2014

From my understanding, we are going to work on the Depot every other weekend. This weekend will be slow because it wasn't publicized in the MESSENGER. We will be looking on how to jack up the Office section and to get it watertight. We still need your help as we move forward. There are a lot of bricks to pick up and get stacked. We need to get the sills in the front replaced before we can lower it on to its new foundation. We need both skilled and unskilled workers. the next Depot day will be on the 24th of May. Hope to see you out there.

04/16/2014

Well now we have had our first Depot Day of the year. We got a good clean up started. Thanks to the 9 of you that showed up. Please help us get the word out to more people. I know we can get a lot more people out there. I didn't get to take pictures yet but I saw all the bricks on pallets and it looks good. Next Depot Day we are looking forward to getting a start on replacing the sills so we can get the front off the blocks and on the footer it belongs on. I will try to get the pictures up this week.

04/07/2014

Is it possible that this could be what will happen with all your help at the Keysville depot. This photo was from Deborah Tiny Jackson DeSantis--a photographer from Chase City.

04/02/2014

It looks like Depot day is coming up. 12 April we will meet at 9AM. Hope to see you all out there. We have a lot to do and you dont need any special skills to help. Stop by even if its just to say hello and be encouraging.

03/18/2014

The weather is our main stopping point of having another cleanup day. I am waiting to post a date hear so we can start our movement forward on the project again. We hope to have a day yet this month. We invite all of you to follow this page and get your friends to follow it also. You can also post on this page with ideas of what you would like to see or happen. Hope to see you at the Depot soon.

02/21/2014

Well, do to weather and other incidents, it was a slow week for the depot. The weather is getting nicer. i will find out when we will have the next depot day and what it will entail. Right now it is looking like getting those bricks out of the way and possibly getting some of the sill plates out and replaced. Keep checking up on us here and we will keep you up to date. We would love to see your posts on here also. Share your ideas with us and let us help you make them happen.

Photos from Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots's post 02/14/2014

As you can see in the first picture, this is why we aren't having volunteer days at this time. I believe its better to wait for warmer weather. The second picture shows the railroad ties that were donated to be used as sill plates ( don't blame me if i don't know the right terms. I'm a volunteer also. LOL). Thank you for them. Last month we received over $1000 in donations. This is something most of us don't actually look at as volunteering, but if you can't volunteer your time there are many ways to help.On volunteer days we are always putting food and drink out for the workers. This is also done by volunteers and the workers really appreciate it. It also gives people a chance to network and meet new people. We will do our best to keep you up to date here on a weekly basis, so stop by regularly and see what is happening. If you have some ideas we would like to see them posted here also. Thank you all.

02/08/2014

A new year is already moving fast on us here. We are looking at organizing another Depot day in the next month or so. We have had the front footing poured and a couple of rows of block already laid. We have old brick that needs removed and stacked on pallets. Volunteers will be utilized no matter what the skill level. We will need the whole communities help. Thanks in advance. updates will be posted here.

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The Keysville Depot | Friends of the Fort Mitchell & Keysville Depots Keysville Depot Receives $81,000 VDOT Doris Thompson, president of the Friends of the Fort Mitchell and Keysville Depots, announced today that the Keysville Depot has received a VDOT Transportation Enhancement grant to aid in the restoratio...

12/06/2012

We'll get some information up here soon! Thanks for supporting the Depots!

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Keysville, VA
23947

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