Summerside in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
The Railway Station
Being close to the water the Station became polluted with refuse washed underneath by high tides, forcing the railway authorities in 1891 to move it to a site closer to Water Street. In 1907 a 216-foot long brick freight shed was built replacing the previous one that was destroyed in the "Great Fire of 1906."
The PEI Railway was absorbed into the Canadian National Railway system in 1919 and Summerside continued to be a busy terminal. There were numerous "close-calls" for vehicles and pedestrians at the two crossings on Water Street. In 1927 a new station was constructed and the old 3-gabled station building was hauled south of the tracks where it served as a canning factory for many years. The last train passed through town in 1989. All
• Summerside station in 2004 [City of Summerside Collection]
• Railway yard, Summerside Waterfront, c. 1938 [MHCA (G. Gallant Collection)]
• Two wharf buddies pose on Holman’s Wharf, c. 1935. Not the old three gabled station in the distance. [MHCA (Daley) Collection]
• The second Summerside station
[MHCA (SHS) Collection]
• A postcard of the second Summerside station in 1907. [Joyce Johnston Collection] Published in “A Photo History of the Prince Edward Island Railway” by Allan Graham
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 46° 23.448′ N, 63° 47.329′ W. Marker is in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Granville Street just south of Water Street (Prince Edward Island Route 11), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 192 Water Street, Summerside PE C1N 1B1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salute to the Prince Edward Island Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgina Fane Pope (approx. The Summerside Armoury (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); James Colledge Pope (approx. 6.7 kilometers away); Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (approx. 7.5 kilometers away); La fondation de Miscouche (approx. 7.5 kilometers away); Les Acadiens de la baie de Malpèque (approx. 7.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerside.
Also see . . . Summerside Railway Station. The former railway station, designed by architect Charles Benjamin Chappell and built in 1927, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2007. (Submitted on October 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.