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Historic Freight Station Razed for Clinton Library

November 23, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Despite objections from historic preservation groups, a century-old freight station in Little Rock was razed to make way for the Clinton Presidential Library.

Historic preservationists sued to block the demolition of the Choctaw freight terminal. The groups contended the city, the foundation that is building the library complex and federal officials violated the law by not considering the project's effect on historic properties.

But a federal judge Wednesday denied a request for a last-minute injunction, allowing the demolition to go ahead.

Library officials said they plan to save the nearby Choctaw passenger station and a historic railroad bridge over the Arkansas River.

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