Tuesday, January 22, 2013

News---What Is The Value Of Gettysburg's Lincoln Train Station?

With Hopes For Sale, Gettysburg To Appraise Lincoln Train Station; But Obstacles In Way Of Transfer To Park Service, from the Hanover Evening Sun and  reported by the Frederick News Post, January 21, 2013.

First three paragraphs: The borough of Gettysburg is once again making steps toward selling the historic Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street. The council voted last week to let the borough manager select an appraisal firm to determine the value of the property.
"The park service is not allowed to pay a penny more than the appraised value of a property it would add to its boundary," said Council President Michael Birkner in an email. "So an appraisal is essential to make a transfer." The borough hopes to have an appraisal firm selected by February so that the borough has better guidelines heading into negotiations with the National Park Service. When talks over the sale began in 2009, the borough expected to sell the property for at least $722,000, which is about how much it cost the municipality to restore the 154-year-old building.

Last Paragraph:  "Congressional actions toward passage of this nonpartisan measure have been painfully slow," Birkner said, but the hope is that with the help of this new donation from the Gettysburg Foundation, the process might begin to move along.

Full Article at Frederick News Post

Image Source: Lincoln Studies

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