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Harbour Grace named 2019 Southcott Award winner

Work to restore the Harbour Grace Railway Station earned the town a Southcott Award.
Work to restore the Harbour Grace Railway Station earned the town a Southcott Award. - File photo
HARBOUR GRACE, N.L. —

The Town of Harbour Grace will receive a Southcott Award for work completed in recent years to restore the old railway station.

Correspondence was tabled at the Sept. 23 council meeting from the Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust announcing the town was receiving an award this year. It recognizes efforts to fix up the building, which is located at Lady Lake Road and Military Road. The one-storey, hip-roofed structure was built circa 1884 and is designated by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador as a Registered Heritage Structure.

Within the last couple of years, funds were allocated to spruce up the structure's interior and give it a new paint job. The town also had summer students working out of the building, which has served as the home of the Gordon G. Pike Railway Heritage Museum and Park.

Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust presents the Southcott Awards annually to honour outstanding achievements in heritage restoration work. It is named after a 19th century building firm based in Newfoundland, J. & J.T. Southcott.

Mayor Don Coombs said an awards ceremony will be held in St. John's this November.

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