Murray River station

Murray River’s train station had a peculiar after-life. It was sold to a local businessman who literally dragged it from it’s original site along the Murray Harbour subdivision about a hundred feet to be placed at the back of a local grocery store. The roof overhang at the front of the station was sawn off but everything else was left in place and the structure became a storage room for the store. Since that period nothing else has been done to the building and today it remains perched on the concrete blocks it was placed on. It is still covered in it’s original siding and all the original paint and millwork is still in place to photograph, measure and appreciate. Given that it’s really the only remaining standard plan station it’s demolition this month is another great lost opportunity. I’ve photographed this building a number of times over the past decades and this afternoon took a few more photographs for my collection.

Categories: PEIR architecture, PEIR Murray Harbour Subdivision, PEIR plans and drawings

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