Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), is building its first office outside of Oswego in the former railroad depot at 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) in Mexico. The office is scheduled to open in late November, said Bill Carhart, OCFCU CEO.
â€œOur new office, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, is the actual former railroad depot for the village,â€ said Carhart.Â â€œ It was built in 1905 by the Oswego and Rome Railroad and last used as a railroad depot in 1940.
â€œOur goal with this construction is to restore and preserve the depot while making it a modern credit union office for our members. The architectural firm with which we are working has a background in historic preservation. In addition, OCFCU plans to be an active participant in the Mexico community and weâ€™ve already signed on as a sponsor with other local businesses for the annual Christmas in Mexico celebration, Dec. 4 and 5.â€
Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 6,300 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCUâ€™s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.
OCFCU has two offices in Oswego. The 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the 175 E. 7th St. office can be reached at 343-7822.Â Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.