Webb City looks for ways to renovate historic gas station

3 years 4 months 5 hours ago Wednesday, March 16 2016 Mar 16, 2016 Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:19:46 PM CDT March 16, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

WEBB CITY (AP) — A southwest Missouri city is considering how to generate more money to renovate a historic gas station.

The Joplin Globe reports that the gas station and a garage were donated to Webb City with the stipulation they be restored.

The U.S. Postal Service built the station in 1920. It serviced vehicles that postal workers used.

In 2015, the city was awarded a nearly $40,000 state grant to help pay for the renovation. That grant was matched with local donations, the largest being $25,000 from Cardinal Scale Manufacturing.

City economic and community development coordinator Erin Turner told the council this week that renovation bids for the project came in higher than anticipated. She says she's learned the project might be eligible for $250,000 in federal community development funds.

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