New Brunswick

St. Stephen's former CPR station to be restored

St. Stephen’s 87-year-old former Canadian Pacific Railway Station will be re-purposed to house two new businesses.

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St. Stephen's former CPR train station will be restored and become home to two new businesses. (Province of New Brunswick)

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.

Mayor Allan MacEachern says the newly-restored station will be a unique site for two new businesses. (Facebook/Allan MacEachern)
Although the last train left from St. Stephen for McAdam in 1960, the Canadian Pacific Railway continued to occupy the building until 1969.

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.

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