Sainte-Agathe-Des-Monts Railway Station


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Quebec (Cecobois)

  • Photo : Sébastien Chalut
  • Photo : Denis Désilets
  • Intérieur du bâtiment après l'incendie. Photo : Denis Désilets
  • Extérieur du bâtiment après l'incendie. Photo : Denis Désilets
  • Photo : Denis Désilets

Erected by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in 1902, the Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts station (today a designated heritage railway station) currently serves as a tourist information office.

This station stands out on account of the omnipresent use of wood – i.e., in the structure, exterior shingling, roof, guillotine windows and interior panelling, not to mention the built-in furniture. Following a major blaze in 2009, some wood components suffered damage but were not, however, destroyed beyond repair. Some of the surface-charred items were sandblasted while other wood pieces were stripped using the hot iron technique. The various uses of wood in this building brought out a range of textures and details typifying buildings from that era.

The total cost of the structure, including supplies and installation, was $800,000.

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Conseil de l'industrie forestière du Québec