CPR Station (Saskatoon)
|Saskatoon Railway Station (Canadian Pacific)|
Saskatoon Railway Station (CPR) facing roadway
|Town or city||Saskatoon|
|Client||Canadian Pacific Railway|
|Design and construction|
|Official name||Saskatoon Railway Station (Canadian Pacific) National Historic Site of Canada|
The Saskatoon Railway Station (Canadian Pacific) is a railway station in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada which was built in 1908. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1976, and has also been protected as a Heritage Railway Station of Canada since 1990.
Geography and location
Opened in 1908, the station served as a passenger depot, telegraph station, mail and freight depot. The CPR discontinued passenger service in 1960, maintaining it as an office site until 1993 when it was sold to Ken Achs who restored the building.
The CP station has not been used as a rail station for many years, and currently houses several businesses. Received the 1995 SAHS (Saskatchewan Architectural Heritage Society) Heritage Architecture Excellence Awards which was bestowed by Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant-Governor.
Saskatoon Railway Station
|Location||24th Street and Avenue A (now Idylwyld Drive)|
|Owned by||Ken Achs|
|Closed||1960 remained as offices|
|Rebuilt||1993 sold to private developer|
Two other municipal heritage buildings are close to the Saskatoon Railway Station (Canadian Pacific), the Rumley Warehouse, built in 1913 and the Fairbanks Morse Warehouse. Both are located in the Central Business District which sprang up to support both the CNR rail station and railyards and the CPR. The Midtown Plaza shopping mall was built on the site of the former downtown CNR rail station in the late 1960s; in the 1990s the mall underwent a major renovation that included changing the front facade to resemble the style of the old rail station.
- Saskatoon Railway Station (Canadian Pacific). Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Canadian Pacific Railway Station. Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Parks Canada. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- History of Saskatoon#Hub city and agricultural boom
- "Canadian Pacific Railway Station - Saskatoon". Saskatoon Heritage Society. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
- Lt.-Gov.of Saskatchewan Heritage Architecture Excellence Awards URL accessed April 19, 2007