Demolition
of the
Kentville Roundhouse

Built as a
Stable for Iron Horses

by the
Dominion Atlantic Railway






A roundhouse is a specialized building used
by railroads for servicing steam locomotives.
Reference: Roundhouse Wikipedia

...$250,000 will be used to take down the roundhouse,
clean up and prepare the roadway...
Council Advisory Committee minutes, 30 April 2007
...the roundhouse has been vacated
and will be removed this summer...


...moved and seconded that the
roundhouse be demolished...

MOTION CARRIED
Kentville Town Council minutes, 9 May 2007


Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 6:46am, Monday 9 July 2007

Published on the WWW at 8:10am, Monday 9 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 10:50am, Monday 9 July 2007

Published on the WWW at 12:55pm, Monday 9 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 11:09am, Monday 9 July 2007

Published on the WWW at 12:55pm, Monday 9 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 11:38am, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 11:40am, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 11:42am, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 11:44am, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 11:45am, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 11:49am, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 11:53am, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 11:57am, Tuesday 10 July 2007


The above photographs were shot from a block away, at maximum zoom.



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 6:48pm, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 6:49pm, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 6:50pm, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 6:51pm, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 7:04pm, Tuesday 10 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 12:43pm, Wednesday 11 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 12:51pm, Wednesday 11 July 2007



Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
The concrete wall in the foreground was the foundation of the south end wall.
Demolition of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 12:52pm, Wednesday 11 July 2007



Remains of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Remains of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed at 1:32pm, Friday 13 July 2007





Heritage Canada opposes demolition of the Roundhouse





Kentville Advertiser
Weekly newspaper articles online

Kentville DAR roundhouse demolition continues 10 July 2007
Roundhouse reduced to rubble 9 July 2007
Kentville roundhouse demolition begins 9 July 2007
Provincial Liberal Leader tours Kentville roundhouse 28 June 2007
No sign Council will budge on Roundhouse decision 15 June 2007
Public invited to view former railway roundhouse in Kentville 8 June 2007
Roundhouse Action Group rallies to save former rail structure 7 June 2007
Corkum takes firm stand on roundhouse 1 June 2007
Is the Roundhouse doomed? 15 May 2007

Halifax Chronicle-Herald
Daily newspaper articles online

Kentville's rail history crumbles 10 July 2007
Workers prepare Kentville roundhouse for demolition 6 July 2007
Time running out for railway building (undated)
Rail buffs lobby to preserve roundhouse (undated)
Group fights to save building (undated)

CBC
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Excavators bring down historic roundhouse 11 July 2007
Historic N.S. roundhouse faces wrecking ball 1 June 2007





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