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Keokuk Union Depot

Courtesy of Keokuk Union Depot Commission and Dave Grogan

The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation this week was awarded another challenge grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation. And the Keokuk Union Depot Commission just received a donation of books to be used for fundraising. 

Janet Smith / Keokuk Union Depot Foundation

Volunteers needed to raise about $1 million to repair and replace the roof of the former Keokuk Union Depot along the city's riverfront. They were able to meet that goal thanks to a contribution from the Jeffris Family Foundation out of Janesville, Wisconsin.

Keokuk Depot Project Reaches Fundraising Milestone

Feb 2, 2018
Janet Smith / Keokuk Union Depot Foundation

The effort to restore the Keokuk Union Depot has crossed a major milestone. The depot'a foundation announced this week that it has exceeded its goal for a capital campaign to restore the building's roof.

Janet Smith / Keokuk Union Depot Foundation

The effort to raise money to pay for the restoration of the Keokuk Union Depot’s roof has reached a milestone. But there is still more work to do before the fundraising is complete.

Steeple Added to Keokuk Depot

Sep 1, 2016
Keokuk Union Depot Facebook Page

A crowd of more than 100 people gathered Wednesday afternoon to watch as workers added the roughly 26-foot steeple to the former Keokuk Union Depot along the Mississippi River. One spectator said he would not have missed it for the world.

Renovations Planned, Underway in SE Iowa

Aug 14, 2015
Keokuk Union Depot Foundation

Current and former residents of southeast Iowa are being asked to contribute to a wide variety of projects throughout the region including efforts to restore old buildings and save historic sites.  Tri States Public Radio checked in on a few of these projects this week.

Keokuk Depot Halfway to Fundraising Goal

Jun 2, 2015
Jason Parrott / TSPR

Organizers are ahead of schedule in their effort to raise the money needed to match a grant that would help pay for a new roof for the Keokuk Union Depot. Debbie Marion, who chairs the Keokuk Union Depot Commission and serves on the Keokuk Union Depot Foundation, said more than $330,000 has already been pledged after less than a year of fundraising.

Fundraising Going Strong for Keokuk Depot

Sep 17, 2014
Keokuk Union Depot Foundation

The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation has embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign in an attempt to land a six-figure grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation.

Keokuk Depot Lands Challenge Grant

Jun 24, 2014

The effort to restore the Keokuk Union Depot is getting some outside help.

Keokuk Depot Restoration Continues

Nov 26, 2012

The upcoming winter months will not stop the ongoing work at the former Keokuk Union Depot.