After a four-year, $1.6-million facelift, the scaffolding is down at the Red Bank train station, revealing a spiffy new Victorian-era depot.
On Friday, the station will get a new identity to go along with the new roof, restored windows and gingerbread trim.
Local officials are scheduled to gather to dedicate the century-old station in memory of the late borough mayor and state Supreme Court Justice Daniel OHern.
O’Hern, who died 2009, once helped repaint the station, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The native Red Banker served as acting mayor in 1966, and as mayor from 1969 to 1978. He later spent nearly two decades on the state Supreme Court. Locust Avenue, where O’Hern grew up, was ceremonially renamed for O’Hern in 2009.
Among O’Hern’s five children is Dan O’Hern Jr., Red Bank’s borough attorney and a councilmember in Little Silver.
The ceremony, with the unveiling of a plaque, is scheduled for 11 a.m.
A plaza outside the station was dedicated to the late William ‘Count’ Basie, the world-renowned composer and bandleader, who was born in the borough in 1904.