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What is the old building with bars on the windows on CFCC’s campus?

Jason Gonzales

The former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad building on the campus of Cape fear Community College.

The building is a remnant of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and was once used as a shop for coach carpentry repairs.

According to David Hardin, spokesman for Cape Fear Community College, the Union Station building construction will help turn the area into a walkway and the building will become a static display. He said it will remind residents that the railways once were housed here.

Mark Koenig, executive director of the Wilmington Railroad Museum, said the building was built sometime around 1915. It has been used for a variety of purposes after the railroad discontinued operations in the area and finally became a part of the Cape Fear complex, he said.

The college and the museum have teamed up to repair the building, and the museum will look to add some historical artifacts to showcase. The building is built of concrete. The grain from the boards that were used to set the cement can still be seen.

“It’s a very unglamorous building, but nifty a little site exhibit to showcase what used to be a busy neighborhood,” Koenig said.

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