Berea's Freight Station
Leonard Hayes generously provided some information about the above old freight station. He had a builder's copy of the floor plan dated 1884. He said its construction date was 1886. Since acquiring it he has put on new roofing shingles and a loading dock on the track side. Other than these changes, Mr Hayes believes that it retains its original character. The City of Berea was in the process of condemning the station when he acquired it. Presently it is used for storage.
My take on the station was its old artistic building materials and construction. Built of all wood that has turned a silver-tone color from exposure to the elements, the whole of the building has an organic feeling. The station's many doors give a feeling of rugged survival.
I've included several photos of the doors, each individual yet related. Above is one of two similarly diagonal patterned dock doors, this one enjoys splashes of white paint on its surround.