The PEI Museum Heritage Awards recognize Island architecture, heritage activities, and writing, along with recognizing volunteers. The Kensington Railway Station was recognized in February of this year and was among the designated heritage properties added to the Prince Edward Island Register of Heritage Places.
We welcome everyone to join us at the Kensington Train Station on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:00 am for the official unveiling ceremony for the Prince Edward Island Heritage Plaque. Light refreshments to follow.
Kensington Railway Station – The Kensington Railway Station is a rare example of a “boulder station” built in the picturesque style. Located in the heart of the town of Kensington, the Station, designed by Island architect, C.B. Chappell, was built in 1905. This station was the third building built in Kensington for the purpose of a Railway Station, the first two proving inadequate for the size of the community and demands on its use. The construction of this beautiful and elaborate new building shows the rise of the community and development of the economy of Kensington. The Kensington Railway Station closed in 1969 following the end of passenger service. In 1976, the Kensington Railway Station was designated as a National Historic Site, recognizing its distinctive architecture and its significant role in the history of the PEI railway. In recent years, the station has accommodated a library, tourist information site, box office for the Indian River Festival, and to house a collection of railway memorabilia of the PEI Railway Heritage Association. Today the station is home to the Island Stone Pub.