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Examples of TE Projects Benefiting Heritage Tourism
And Furthering the Goals of Preserve America

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*Driving Tour of the Route of Lee's Retreat
6 County area, Virginia

This project created a series of 20 pull-off sites along a 110-mile driving tour tracing the closing days of the Civil War. Design and construction of the sites interpretive markers and solar powered radio transmitters so drivers can tune their car radios for a description of area events associated with the retreat.

The National Road
Maryland and Pennsylvania

Three projects connected the Western Maryland Station Center in Cumberland with restoration of the "S" bridge in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, along the route of the National Road, the first Federal road in the country.

*Ferry Building Depot
San Francisco, California

TE funded rehabilitation of this beloved Beaux Arts building is the centerpiece of plans to redevelop the waterfront and restore it to its former grandeur.

Georgetown Loop Bridge
Georgetown, Colorado

TE funds were used to replace a twentieth century bridge with an authentic truss similar to the original built in 1877 to enhance appropriate development, interpretation, and preservation along this popular narrow gauge railroad.

*Historic Liberty Trail
Liberty County, Georgia

New directional and interpretive signs, pull-offs, and parking at four important sites will entice visitors to explore a route that has not changed in nearly three centuries.

Railroad Depot and Warehouse Restoration
Stearns, Kentucky

In response to tourism growth, this project will help tie together all modes of surface transportation to improve visitor experience to the mining heritage and river recreation attractions of the area.

*Morgan Square - Historic Railroad Hotel Restoration
Greeneville, Tennessee

Rehabilitation of these four historic railroad hotels will play a critical role in creating a tourist destination and revitalizating Greeneville's historic Main Street.

*Danville Rail Passenger Station and Science Center
Danville, Virginia

This project involved refurbishing the century old railroad station, improving pedestrian and bicycle access to the site which continues to serve as an active rail facility. The local community reaction went further to create a science museum as part of the revitalized station and plans to convert the nearby freight depot for use as a farmers' market with a second TE award.

*Farmington Canal Linear Park Project
Cheshire, Connecticut

Preservation and rehabilitation of old bridges, stone arches, and the replacement of wooden lock gates have created an enjoyable trail for residents and visitors alike to socialize, commute, and exercise.

*Spencer Shops Roundhouse Restoration
Spencer, North Carolina

The largest surviving structure of its type was restored to serve as the North Carolina Transportation Museum interpreting railroad history and the lives of the thousands of workers who helped repair steam engines through World War II.

Mandan Depot Beanery Building
Mandan, North Dakota

This derelict historic railroad building, which once served as a railroad owned restaurant for crew and passengers, was rehabilitated on both interior and exterior to serve as a Native American arts center.

McKinney Avenue Trolley
Dallas, Texas

This restored trolley service connects the West End Historic District, a major restaurant and entertainment area, with mixed-use development at City Place using historic trolley cars on original alignment.

Updated: 10/20/2015
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