Cudworth Museum (former CN Station)
Canadian National Railway Station
Links and documents
1925/01/01 to 1925/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Cudworth Museum (former CN Station) is a Municipal Heritage Property situated on one hectare of land in the Town of Cudworth. The designation applies to a two storey, wood-frame railway station.
The Cudworth Museum (former CN Station) is valued for its architecture. Canadian National Railway (CNR) built a branch line through Cudworth in the early 1920s and constructed the Cudworth station in 1925. The building was constructed using CNR’s standardized plan #100-184, a design commonly used for Third Class stations in mid-sized communities across the western provinces during this period. The station’s design not only housed passengers and goods under one roof, butt also accommodated the station agents and their families on the second level.
The Cudworth Museum (former CN Station) is also valued for its connection to the rail line that extended from Young to Prince Albert. The 46 mile branch line was instrumental to Cudworth’s development, acting as the community’s dominant transportation link to the rest of the province well into the twentieth century. Although the line was closed in the 1990s, the station is used as the community’s museum, displaying artefacts of historical significance to the town and district.
Town of Cudworth Bylaw No. 7-2002.
The heritage value of the Cudworth Museum (former CN Station) resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those that reflect the CNR’s #100-184 architectural design, such as the hipped roof, regular massing, east-facing overhanging eve with brackets, wood frame construction, wood siding, sliding cargo doors, ticket window and open freight holding area;
-those elements that reflect the site’s original use as a railway station, such as its location along the branch line and the inclusion of a small siding that held baggage and cargo carts.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Communications and Transportation
Function - Category and Type
- Station or Other Rail Facility
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 79
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