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Niskayuna railroad station to get a facelift

The building still has its original historic door and window casings, ticket window, vertical varnished wood wainscot and narrow-trip flooring. The station has two brick chimneys at either end of the building that served internal stovepipe connections that heated the station.

Matern has worked for almost a year to get the Niskayuna Railroad station on the state's register of historic places. She said the state is now forwarding its nomination to get the building on the National Register.

Highway Superintendent Frank Gavin oversaw small renovations that the town made to the station in order to open it to the public. Matern said only small "in-kind" renovations have been completed, and the town is completing plans for future restorations.

Town officials held an informal opening of the Niskayuna Railroad station Sunday, Oct. 14, with a free art show, apple cider doughnuts, pumpkin decorating and an art show by artists at Niskayuna Brush and Palette. The town is planning a larger opening for the spring.

Matern said the town is hoping resident would use to space for art shows, small gatherings and musical performances.

For information contact town board members Diane O'Donnell at emollyod@aol.com or Maria Freund at freundm@strose.edu. ""

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