Monday, February 16, 2015

Station Agents House, Cardigan

     Here's the Station Agent's house in Cardigan.  This was a standard design built in many Island communities with a train station.  I have identified about a dozen agent houses still remaining.  
     I took this photo last week when visiting Cardigan.
     Below is an excerpt from, Highlights of Cardigan Area By Beth Brehaut, Page 8:
"The station house, which housed the station agent, was built when William Flynn was the agent between the late 1890's and the early 1900's. Noel Wilson was the last station agent in Cardigan and he purchased the station house for his home after the station closed."
     See also a previous post in this blog on other Station Agent Home's on the Island...
     Charlottetown architect, C.B. Chappell, designed this house in 1904 - the drawings below came be found at the Prince Edward Island Public Archives & Record Office.

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