Western Railroad Stone Arch Bridges and Chester Factory Village Depot National Historic Landmark Designation Ceremony.

In 1990, the Chester Railway Station was moved to save the historic structure. After decades of hard work to preserve and document the Station and nearby Keystone Arch Bridges, they are being designated a National Historic Landmark, and the Station is slated to become a stop on the railway once again.

Big thank you to all who came out including Natalie Blais State Rep, Smitty Pignatelli State Rep, Anne Miller, Ben Hechscher, Meredyth Babcock, Rich Holzman, Bob Daley, the National Park Service, Westfield Wild and Scenic, Division of Fish & Wildlife, the Chester Foundation, Karen Christianson, Palmer Train Stop, Westfield River Watershed Association, Western Mass Hilltown Hikers, the Chester Selectboard, Jeff Penn and anyone I did not mention…most of all we would of not been here today without Mr. Dave Pierce and his gracious work and volunteerism and love of Chester and its train depot and stone arch bridges! Karen Sikes McTaggart and Elizabeth Massa photo video credit

Proud to be a part of another stepping stone adding to the value of our small town of Chester!

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