Lookout Point Re-Model and Call for Donations / Volunteers

Attention all fans/users of the Railfan Lookout Point in La Plata. It is in need of some new siding and two new windows. Last winter took its toll and it needs to be re-done. This cabin was enclosed and a heater added in 2008 but now 5 years later. It is time to replace the siding and the rotted out windows.  The new siding will look the same but the new side windows will be able to be opened and closed anytime due to the weird weather we have in the area. These always open windows (except for winter) is a reason the siding is warped and coming apart. With that said the APRHF needs to raise about a $1000.00 to get the materials to fix this. How easy is that? If everyone who has been there at least once would donate $10.00, the cost would be covered in no time. If we go over the goal the deck will get new footers and boards. The old siding will be preserved and reused later in a museum display so most of your signatures will not be lost. You may send your donation to APRHF.org 109 South Gex Street LaPlata Missouri 63549 or click on the donate link located on the website. This is a tax deductable donation. If you would like a receipt please notate that on your donation. Once the donation goal is met we will make a call for volunteers. So stay tuned and thank you for your support. If you would like to make a monitary donation to this project. You may do so below. Thank You for your support.





New windows installed on the East and West end. You can even open and close these as needed.
new windows

Warped Siding (There are five spots like this)
Warped Siding

Moisture being let in.
Moisture

7 comments
JosephER
JosephER

Just out of curiosity, is there a reason why the hotel is not paying for this? After all, this is their property and their responsibility. If one of the hotel rooms needed a leaky ceiling fixed, would they call for volunteers or call a plumber? I'm not understanding the call for voluntary monies. Thank you. 

BobCox
BobCox

We are in process of fixing the donate link on this site. So in the meantime please mail your donations or you may send money via Pay-Pal to ap@aprhf.org. Thank You for your support. 

BobCox
BobCox

Sadly therre have had no replies to this call. Please help us out. We want to continue to provide a good clean place to watch trains. With the way things are going it will start to look uncared for and not create the proper atmosphere for our guests. Thank You for your support in advance. 

BobCox
BobCox

Joseph, This lookout point was built by the original hotel iwners but was never owned by the hotel. It was always part of the APRHF. The first president and vice president did nothing with it so I am trying to keep it intact and in good shape. That is why the call for donations. You are correct that it is on hotel property but it is a land easement just like the Exhibition of Amtrak History. Bob

BobCox
BobCox

@BobCox Donate button is fixed. You will see it below the text. Thank You for your patience. 

JosephER
JosephER

@BobCox  Thanks, Bob. I could have sworn that the lookout was built by the hotel, back when they had blueprints of creating a rail-themed resort. I thought that the co-owners (at the time) purchased up all of the surrounding land, including the lookout point, and then had it built. I never knew it had any association with the APRHF. 

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