Monday, November 16, 2015

Orangeville Rail Station

 Canadian Pacific Railway train at the Orangeville station

This mural by Allen C. Hilgendorf is painted on four pieces of wood and hangs high up on the westerly side of a store (possibly a restaurant) on the main street in Orangeville.

The Barley Vine Rail co. - a restaurant, formerly the repurposed Orangeville Rail Station

Built in the late 1850s, this station sports a "witches hat" common in the Victorian era. It's one street south of the main street in Orangeville and has a good-sized parking lot.  I didn't see any rail tracks, though, so I'm thinking it may have been moved to this location. The chimneys are gone , the foundation is now concrete, and the building has a slightly different shape from the one in the mural.

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44 comments:

Andy said...

Nice one Camera Girl. I am always fascinated with old train stations.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma bela estação ferroviária.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Darla said...

Wonderful mural and then how much fun to see the original building.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful mural and the building is still standing. The witch hat does stands out!

TexWisGirl said...

love the railway station/restaurant - witch's hat - good description!

Kathy said...

Ah, "witch's hat"! I'm glad to know that term.

You know I am a fan of murals. Even though the building has had some changes, it is still very recognizable as the train station. I like your "then" and "now" character of this post.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So interesting to compare. I'm happy they moved and conserved the building instead of destroying it. Love the mural EG.

Lea said...

Wonderful mural, and nice to know its history.
Have a great week!
Lea

Sandra said...

looking at the first pic i thought that station doesn't go with the train, it looks modern. then i read the witches hat is common. i have never seen one any where or even in a movie or on TV... i like the idea of painted on wood

Lowell said...

Absolutely love that mural. And it's so nice to see that the old station has been repurposed even if in a different location.

Mary Hone said...

That is a great building. And the mural is so interesting.

Shammickite said...

The same "witch's hat" design as the Uxbridge station.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I love the "witch's hat", too!! Great design/mural for a train station and terrific captures for the day as always!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!!

RedPat said...

Love that building, EG! And the mural.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful mural, and that former station really stands out well.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely mural and how is has been converted.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Witch's hat, a new term for me. Gorgeous building.

geriatrixrt said...

Unusual train station, very nice!

b.."E"..th said...

gorgeous building love the style ( ;

Halcyon said...

A very serious looking mural. I like it.

VP said...

Love the beautiful mural, the witches hat roof, and the wbole building!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those older rail stations are so beautiful.

LOLfromPasa said...

What a grand mural. And isn't that old station building just the best. Love them both.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It is a handsome distinctive building and I'm glad that it is repurposed.

Anvilcloud said...

Catching up with your various posts, but there's something special about trains and their stations.

maryaustria said...

I love the witches hat! A gorgeous building!

Amy at love made my home said...

Gosh that is a fabulous building isn't it! xx

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful mural!!

Tom said...

One impressive building.

Revrunner said...

Reminds me of a "witch's hat" on a house near me.

Photo Cache said...

Oh I love the rounded facade. So beautiful.

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cieldequimper said...

I wish we had lovely train stations like this (though I prefer them to stay railway stations rather than conversions to restaurants!)

Jane Hards Photography said...

I agree with above commet. Would be lovely to capture such images as these. Love the station facade.

Fun60 said...

What a find. I love the way you showed us the mural and then the actual building.

mick said...

Very interesting to see the painted mural and the restaurant as it is now. Great photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful mural and great shot of the building as it is now ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

GreenComotion said...

Hi Tina,
Superb mural and a really beautiful, unique building - great find!
Have a Great Week!!
Peace :)

D.Nambiar said...

That mural looks great.
So does the building that used to be the railway station.

Rose said...

I would love to own a railway station, and I must say this is one of the best I have seen. I can just see having one as my quilting studio.

Jim said...

I love that style.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

"Witches hat" is a perfect descriptor. The mural is wonderful. Maybe the tracks were taken out? Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What an interesting and lovely building.

Karen S. said...

It's a lovely design, and that name is used over here as well, we even have a water tower with a roof like that and they call it the Witch's Tower!

NC Sue said...

What a fun design for a building - love it!
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