By Tia Lynn Ivey
The City of Madison recently completed the Signal Tower Restoration Project as part of the ongoing Georgia Depot renovation and preservation efforts. A dedication ceremony was held on Sunday, Dec. 11 to commemorate the accomplishment.
“David Land of the Historic Madison-Morgan Foundation has done a superlative job in both fundraising and guiding construction as our Central of Georgia Madison Depot returns to its former visage,” said Monica Callahan, Director of City Planning for Madison. “The Signal Tower Restoration project is a direct result of the support and generosity of local history stewards – the NSDAR, Henry Walton Chapter, and the supportive national grant. Research by Scott Campbell insured authenticity, while Russell Riner and Gary Phelps lent custom fabrication and quick installation.”
“The DDA and 3-D, Inc. are thrilled to have such community partners to recapture history and breathe new life into historic structures,” she added. The Central of Georgia Depot, which resides within the railway right-of-way through Downtown Madison, will undergo full rehabilitation, according to Madison officials. The project is currently in Phase II, which includes rehabilitation, reconstruction, grant writing and fundraising for the project.