Welcome to Discover Lansdale!
(Updated Sept. 27)
Madison Parking Lot to close to public parking October 16
To move forward with development, EQUUS will close the existing lot for public parking on Monday, Oct. 16. Please reference the map pictured which details specific areas of fencing along the project.
Parking in the SEPTA Garage will remain FREE through November. Patrons of businesses in town also may park in any of the nearby municipal surface lots: Vine Street Lot, West Main Street Lot and Walnut Street Lot. As more information becomes available, we will post on our website as well as our various outreach channels, so stay tuned for further information.
TAKE A CHANCE ON OUR NOVEMBER RAFFLE -- AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SEPTEMBER RAFFLE WINNER!!
This very happy young gentleman above was the winner of the Lionel John Deere train set raffle. Harry Henning of Henning's Trains in Lansdale presents him with his new train set.
And our next Freight House raffle prize -- a Lionel Zombie Apocalypse Survivor Set! Tickets available at Hennings Trains, Green Street Luxuries and Minuteman Press, all in downtown Lansdale. Drawing will be in early November.
All the proceeds from the raffles go to support Discover Lansdale's restoration of the historic Reading Railroad Freight House at S. Broad and Vine Streets. We appreciate the generosity of Henning's Trains in donating the train set and helping out with a great community project.
New volunteer Work Days
scheduled at Freight House
UPDATE: NEXT WORK DAY SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 30. If you have tools, bring 'em. If you happen to have a jackhammer lying around the house, even better -- we are still working on pulling up the concrete floor in the back portion of the Freight House. And if you're interested in buying some of the reclaimed lumber from the site, see the poster at the top of this column.
Join us Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 am to 2 pm.
What to wear:
What to bring:
What are we doing: (below is a list of items, though may be more)
A big part of the interior floor to be removed yet is a concrete slab. We are about 1/3 of the way through it. ANY help somebody can give with locating another jack hammer or something we can use to bust up concrete would be a BIG help a greatly appreciated. Please, ask around.
Refreshments: As stated we will provide refreshments. Basically that consists of lots of water, pretzels and pizza. Though we will welcome any donations of cookies, snacks or whatever to share.
Please note: This project is a construction work area, not intended for young children.
We do have a number of fund raising efforts going on. One of them is a raffle of a Lionel John Deere Train Set (donated by Henning’s Trains, $400 value). They are $1 each or 10 for $5. We encourage you to bring a few dollars to buy some raffle tickets. ALL the money goes to the Freight House project.
Lumber Update: As mentioned we are offering much of the reclaimed lumber for sale (see attached). This 115 year old historic lumber is great for all sorts of projects. Makes great shelf boards or used for various furniture projects (tables, benches, etc.) and many rustic craft projects. ALL of the money from the lumber sale will be added to the freight house restoration fund. Lumber will be available for sale during these work days.
Own a piece of local history while supporting this great project!
Freight Station 2017