Become part of a memorable Rothesay Railway Station that is for sale. This Neo-Gothic historic stunner is on the market (MLS ® NB038491) and ready for its deep rooted story to continue with a new chapter. Built in the year 1858 during the construction of the European and North American Railway, this station is one of the oldest and most memorable in Canada. Originally named the Kennebecasis Station, the new title was settled upon thanks to the 1860 visit of Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and future King Edward VII. His passing through the station gave a royal start to the estates newly acquired name of Rothesay Railway Station.
As many historians have noted, the coming of the railway was regarded as one of the single most important events in the areas history as it provided swift, easy access to Saint John, New Brunswick and later Hampton, Sussex, Moncton and the North-East. This made Rothesay’s connections with the outside world much stronger and played an enormous role in the development of transportation and commerce.
In addition to its already enriched past, years ago locally known photographer Mr. Martin Flewwelling transformed the space to a photographic studio and art gallery in which the characteristic façade of the main floor was utilized while the basement held town meetings and local gatherings. Proof that this idyllic station can provide a unique opportunity to be transformed into something creative whether it be commercial or residential or a blend of both.
At 3,000 square feet, this sharply detailed building’s main floor is comprised of executive, private and communal office spaces, conference meeting space, 2 bathrooms and is chock full of original train station hardware. The finished basement offers a team-building presentation room, extra storage and exposed beams lending to that railway tie vibe.
The former Stationmaster’s quarters in the upper levels of the building doubles as a rental income unit with two sizeable bedrooms, full bathroom, living room, kitchen and dining area. Perfect for a working professional with a passion for turn of the century charm. Although the station has not been used as a destination stop since 1975, the train tracks are still well utilized proceeding past the backside of the building. Being recognized for its heritage value and legacy, this property has been proudly termed a National Historic Sight of Canada.
Instill yourself as part of this Rothesay history landmark with its two-storey gable pitched roof, deep platform, rectangular floor plan and trefoil inserts.
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List price = $325,000