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Kensington in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington

 
 
Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
1. Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington Marker
Inscription.  
English:
In 1871 the Colony of Prince Edward Island embarked upon the construction of a circuitous 147-mile railway covering the 120-mile distance between Georgetown and Alberton. The high cost of building the line added substantially to the public debt and helped to persuade the colony to enter Confederation in 1873. The town of Kensington was among the numerous communities accommodated by the Prince Edward Island Railway. This distinctive stone station was designed by an Island architect, Charles Chappell, and built in 1904 to replace an earlier frame structure.

Français:
En 1871, les Colons de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard entreprenaient la construction d'un chemin de fer d'une longueur de 147 milles, pour franchir les 120 milles entre Georgetown et Alberton. Le coût élevé de la construction de cette ligne sinueuse cribla la colonie de dettes et précipita son entrée dans la Confédération en 1873. Kensington est une des nombreuses localités que desservait le chemin de fer. Charles Chappell, architecte de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, conçut la gare de pierre qui fut érigée en 1904, en remplacement
Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington Marker<br>(<i>wide view • northeast corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
2. Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington Marker
(wide view • northeast corner)
de l'ancien bâtiment.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 46° 26.271′ N, 63° 38.329′ W. Marker is in Kensington, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Broadway Street North (Prince Edward Island Route 20) just north of Commercial Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level near the northeast corner of the subject Kensington Station, facing Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62 Broadway Street North, Kensington, Prince Edward Island C0B 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace (approx. 10.2 kilometers away); Springbrook First World War Memorial (approx. 11.9 kilometers away); Springbrook World War II Memorial (approx. 11.9 kilometers away); Rev. John Geddie D.D. (approx. 12 kilometers away); James Colledge Pope (approx. 12.2 kilometers away); Salute to the Prince Edward Island Railway (approx. 12.6 kilometers away); The Railway Station (approx. 12.6 kilometers away); Georgina Fane Pope (approx. 12.7 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington.
Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington<br>(<i>south side • facing the railroad tracks</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
3. Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington
(south side • facing the railroad tracks)
National Historic Site of Canada (1976). The station building has been used as a box office, library, tourist information center, and as a storage site for the PEI Railway Heritage Association. In 2006, it was renovated for use as a restaurant.
 
Also see . . .  Kensington Railway Station (Wikipedia). This station was the third built at the site, and one of two "boulder stations," (the other being at Alberton), built by Charles Benjamin Chappell in 1904, so named for the fieldstone composing its exterior walls. (Submitted on September 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington<br>(<i>southwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
4. Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington
(southwest corner view)
Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington<br>(<i>north side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
5. Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington
(north side view)
Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington (<i>southeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
6. Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington (southeast corner view)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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