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Alberton Railway Station

10 Railway Street, Alberton, Prince Edward Island, C0B, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2002/07/10

Showing rare granite boulder construction; Province of PEI
Alberton Railway Station
Showing Confederation Trail with Alberton Station in distance; Province of PEI
Stone Station Park Archway
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Other Name(s)

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Construction Date(s)

1904/01/01 to 1905/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2004/10/20

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Alberton Railway Station building is a fine example of an Edwardian railway station in PEI. It is located in the Town of Alberton near the former railway tracks which is now part of the Confederation Trail. The station has been incorporated as a tourist information centre into a green space known as Stone Station Park. It has adjacent picnic areas and shade trees. The registration includes the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

The Alberton Railway Station is significant as one of only 2 "boulder stations" constructed in PEI. The other is at Kensington, PEI. It was built of granite stone in 1904-1905 according to the design of the architect, Charles B. Chappell (1857-1931). He was born in Charlottetown and became noted for his work in other areas of the Maritimes. In PEI, he designed the Charlottetown City Hall (1887) and former Prince of Wales College Building (1898) which has since been destroyed. The Alberton Station served a vital economic role in Alberton until it closed in 1971.

Source: PEI Heritage Advisory Committee Files

Character-Defining Elements

The following elements embody the heritage value of the station:
- the rare granite stone construction
- the hipped roof with 2 intact chimneys
- the original style, size, and placement of the doors and windows

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Prince Edward Island

Recognition Authority

Province of Prince Edward Island

Recognition Statute

Heritage Places Protection Act

Recognition Type

Registered Historic Place

Recognition Date

2002/07/10

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Communications and Transportation

Function - Category and Type

Current

Historic

Transport-Rail
Station or Other Rail Facility

Architect / Designer

Charles B. Chappell (1857-1931)

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Located in the Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8 File #: 4310-20/A2

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

4310-20/A2

Status

Published

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South elevation

Kensington Railway Station

Kensington Railway Station is a rare example of a "boulder station" built in the picturesque style located in the heart of the town of Kensington next to the former railway tracks…

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