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Petrolia in Lambton County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Robert M. Nicol Library

 
 
Robert M. Nicol Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2014
1. Robert M. Nicol Library Marker
Inscription. The original Grand Trunk Railway Station was built in 1903. It was later bought by CN and the station closed in 1927. The Town of Petrolia opened its first official library here in 1937.

A commitment to maintain this designated heritage building is shared by the Town of Petrolia and through a generous trust fund granted by Robert M. Nicol in memory of his mother, Helen Kavanagh Nicol.
 
Erected 1998 by Robert M. Nicol Trust.
 
Location. 42° 52.921′ N, 82° 8.786′ W. Marker is in Petrolia, Ontario, in Lambton County. Marker is at the intersection of Petrolia Line and Greenfield Street, on the right when traveling west on Petrolia Line. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, Ontario N0N, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founding of Petrolia (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria Hall (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Oil Wells in Canada (approx. 12.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Petrolia's Library - Petrolia, Canada's Victorian Oil Town. A collection of old photographs of the railway station.
Robert M. Nicol Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2014
2. Robert M. Nicol Library Marker
The marker is to the left of the crossing light pole.
(Submitted on October 31, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Former Grand Trunk Railway Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2014
3. Former Grand Trunk Railway Station
The Grand Trunk Railway Station, today's library. image. Click for full size.
4. The Grand Trunk Railway Station, today's library.
Petrol Line, Petrolia, Onatario image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2014
5. Petrol Line, Petrolia, Onatario
Petrol Line, Petrolia, Onatario image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2014
6. Petrol Line, Petrolia, Onatario
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 31, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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