Hello once again everyone! Are you enjoying this beautiful Sunday? Muffin was enjoying her patch of sunshine, but then the clouds moved in so she decided to join me again. I was enjoying some time outside too, and should have stayed out there a little longer while the sun was still around. It is so nice out there and on the deck in the sun I didn’t even need to wear a jacket. Of course I was only out there about 15 minutes, the temp was 37F (3C) and no wind. It really did feel like spring out there.
Today I thought I would show you some of our older buildings. Actually, I guess I have showed some already, so I won’t bother showing those again. I like the older buildings, back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. They have so much more character to them even if they are just simply built. But they didn’t have our modern technology and yet managed to build these places to last more than a hundred years. That’s not so bad. As mentioned in my first post on this series, this is not a really old town. Though there was a small community here prior to 1880, it wasn’t until the Canadian Pacific Railway came through here in 1882 that the town really started to grow.
Above is our train station, built in 1899, this pic from early 1900s.
And here it is today, we no longer have passenger rail service so the building is mostly office space and storage.
Above is main street around 1900, followed by main street in the 1940s and then main street today, just for a look at the changes along the way.
This last pic is from early morning before there is much traffic around.
Another nice building from 1897 built from solid granite stone from a local quarry. There are more old buildings, including some nice old houses that perhaps I will show in the future. I hope you are enjoying this little tour of my town and there is more I want to share with you next time. Until then, I hope you have a wonderful week and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (Don’t forget, chapter 18 of 20/20 Investigations, Inc. comes out tomorrow)
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