Transportation Museum event will focus on renovation of Powerhouse

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 23, 2015

N.C. Transportation Museum

Crews have already begun work with the goal of saving one of Spencer Shops’ original historic structures at the N.C. Transportation Museum.  The 119-year-old Powerhouse, which predates the Back Shop by nearly 10 years, the Master Mechanic’s Office by 15 years, and the Bob Julian Roundhouse by almost 30 years, is being preserved for future use.

A kick-off event for this construction is planned for Saturday at 10:30 a.m., featuring N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz, N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation President Steve Mersch, Interim Executive Director Kevin Cherry, architects and the renovation team.  Blueprints and a closer look at the building will be available. Long-term plans for the Powerhouse include telling the story of Spencer Shops, hosting museum events, and making the space available for rentals and private events.