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Plaque indicating the status of the Kensington Railway Station as a National Historic site, a declaration made official in 1978. It reads: "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 persuade the colony to enter Confederation in 1873. The town of Kensington was among the numerous communities accomodated 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." (Ivan Gill)
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