Boones Mill DepotThe Town of Boones Mill has announced a matching grant opportunity that will help move the historic train depot before it is demolished by Norfolk-Southern for safety concerns.  The town has already received a $50,000 challenge grant. Mayor Ben Flora says they are working on the other 50,000 needed by May 1st. The historic train depot sits on Norfolk-Southern property. Flora says the town would like to turn it into a cultural center…The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation is collecting donations on behalf of Boones Mill. The official donation form can be found on the Boones Mill town website ( or on the “Restoring the Boones Mill Norfolk & Western Railroad Station” Facebook page.The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation is accepting the donations on behalf of the Town of Boones Mill. Donations can also be mailed to:
Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation  Attn: Boones Mill Depot Fund PO Box 1366 Roanoke, VA 24007

WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke with Mayor Flora about the historic depot’s significance to the town:

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