A look at the original Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station House building.

Station House and CN Rail offer mirror image of the past

Williams Lake’s oldest building 100 years young this year

This year marks the 100 anniversary of the Station House building in Williams Lake.

Built by the Pacific Great Eastern Railway in late 1919, the Station House, is the city’s oldest building.

Though it no longer serves as a train stop, these days CN Rail still rolls right past its back doors daily.

Station House Gallery staff are hosting a summer show in the Upper Gallery to reflect that rich history of the building and railway, with artifacts on loan from the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin.

According to the Station House Gallery website, the building has always served as a centre of activity for the community.

“Over the years it has been a meeting place for civic, school boards and other groups. In the 60’s and 70’s the building fell into a state of disrepair, a bit of an eyesore in fact. A group of concerned citizens formed a Society to preserve it and that group, seeing the need for a cultural centre formally became the Station House Studio & Gallery Society in 1981. Since that time it has again become a place to see old friends and enjoy conversations about the town’s goings on.

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The building still has its original wood floors, passenger waiting room bench and blueprints are proudly displayed in the stairwell to the Upper Gallery.”


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