Slight Change of Plans for a New Danville Station

Written by Theresa Rose on January 27, 2015

For the past three years members of the Danville Station committee have been raising funds for a new library and museum. The museum is home to the Ann Frank Exhibit featuring pen pal letters from Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, to two Danville girls written right before the Holocaust began. Since today is the 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust Remembrance the committee felt it was a good time to update the community on the plans for a new library/museum. The owner of the former “Danville Lumber” building recently approached the committee about purchasing his building. The committee is moving forward with plans to buy the building for use instead of building a new structure for the library/museum.
The committee sees this as an opportunity to enhance Main Street Danville by repurposing a town “landmark”. The building also has more square footage that will allow for a community room and a bigger parking space. There is also an apartment upstairs that can be rented to help pay utilities and other bills.
As far as funding, the committee is in the process of applying for a CAT Grant from the State of Iowa. With the current cash account and other pledges, they are very close to qualifying for this grant. This grant award would be over $100,000.