Up to 40 antique wooden benches valued at more than $100K stolen from Springfield’s Union Station in Massachusetts

May 27, 2016

By Patrick Johnson, The Republican – masslive.com

SPRINGFIELD – Union Station’s rebirth is underway, but the chance at recapturing the retro-elegance and charm of the original may have – literally and figuratively – left the station.Website Insert Out of the Box Thinking copy

Between 30 and 40 of the station’s historic wooden benches, each roughly 18 feet long and weighing 1,000 pounds with a value of up $100,000 on the antiques market, have disappeared, officials admit.

“They were apparently stolen,” said Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer. “Not ‘apparently’ – they were stolen.”

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