BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights

Golden & District Historical Society

Project: Stop the Rot and End the Rain
Funding Received: $36,000

Stop the Rot and End the Rain was the name of The Golden & District Historical Society’s project to replace the roof on the 1904 CPR railway station in Golden.

Golden CPR Station

Golden CPR Railway station roof repair (before)
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Golden CPR Station

Golden CPR Railway station roof repair (after)
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The historic building has needed repair for the past 20 years. Since 2015, the Golden & District Historical Society has replaced all of the broken and cracked windows, installed new locks on all the doors and cleaned out the main structure. The BC | Canada 150 grant enabled the Society to finally replace the rotting roof and work on the interior is underway to make the space habitable once again. The space will be used to share local history and to house other local non-profit associations.