The restoration of the Annapolis Royal Train Station was an emotional decision. It's not rational to buy and restore an abandoned, flooded, rotting commercial structure that nobody wants! I had to form a company to own it, find a team who’d help me save it, and locate a tenant who would be willing to rent a heritage-designated building.
Luckily, in Annapolis Royal, almost all things are possible. Fifteen years after the last train went through town and the tracks were taken up forever, the station welcomed over 200 delighted visitors to its Open House.
Later in that summer of 2006, the station became the home of CARP, the Clean Annapolis River Project, an environmental non-profit agency that takes care of the Annapolis River watershed.
Here is the story of this beautiful little Arts and Crafts train station and how it came to be reborn — once again useful, dignified and proud. Please use the following links to learn more: