St. Stephen's former CPR station to be restored
Visitors centre closing, new businesses to move in
St. Stephen's 87-year-old former Canadian Pacific Railway Station will be re-purposed to house two new businesses after receiving $100,000 from the provincial government.
The province announced on Thursday it has earmarked $100,000 toward a $370,00 renovation project being undertaken by the Town of St. Stephen in partnership with the Regional Development Corp.
Upgrades to the single-storey, brick and stone heritage building, built in 1929, will include improvements to the roof, heating and utilities.
"The railway station will be restored, and we will create a unique space for two new businesses in our town," Mayor Allan MacEachern said in a release.
The station housed the St Croix Public Library until 1999 and now functions as a provincial Visitors Information Centre.
The station was recognized as a local historic site in 2006 by the Canadian Register of Historic Places.