Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Heritage building

Although Canal Flats has been a village since about the 1880's, there are remarkably few old buildings about town. Most of the homes are trailers or manufactured homes, I guess because it is a mill town and people think they are going to be transient? However, people who move here, have stayed here. Bruce and I were quite stunned when we first met people and they told us they have been here for 30 or 40 years...rather rare in this day and age. The village depends mainly on the timber mill, there is a gypsum mine that ships ore out and most of the women work at Fairmont Hot Springs.

We inherited this building with our property. At times it has been a credit union, the health centre and the district office. It's most recent incarnation was that as turkey coop! I have cleaned it out somewhat over the last few years and the grand-daughter likes to play house in there. I am hoping to spiff it up somewhat (although it will still be quite rustic) for a summer gallery. (See previous blog about squirrels!)


AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh! In the photo, it looks like a false front; like what you might find on a movie set! How cool that this old building came with your property. Hope you'll share photos when you have it set up for its new purpose!

Paula Cravens said...

Autumn Leaves, please tell me about the cemetary photo on your site. I always loved visiting old cemetaries much to my daughters dismay.