November 1919, No. 261 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 605, col. 2

Grand Trunk Railway construction, betterments, etc.


Gravenhurst station.—We are officially advised that the company is building an improved passenger station at Gravenhurst, Ont. The entire work, with the exception of the terrazzo floor, is being done by the company's own staff, the interior finished and seating being prepared in the company's shops at London, Ont. The building is 68 ft. long by 25 ft. deep for the main structure, and 15 ft. for the baggage room addition. The roof has an overhang of 7 ft. all around, and there is a covered shelter 16×15 ft. at the end of the baggage room. A paved sidewalk leads to the main entrance porch at the roadway front of the building. This opens into the main waiting room 46 ft. 8 in.×20 ft., of which are in women's waiting and retiring rooms, men's waiting room and lavatroy, and station agent's office. A section of the latter office is set apart for the conductors, entrance being obtained from the platform. The baggage room is 15 ft.×14 ft. 4 in., the entrance to it being under the covered shelter.

The foundations are of concrete, with a brick wall to the sill line, and the superstructure is a of frame, with lap siding above that point. The roof is covered with green asphalt fireproof shingles. The floors of the main waiting room, men's room and lavatories, are of terrazzo flooring, and of the baggage room is of 7/8 in. maple. The interior walls and ceiling are finished with 2 coats of plaster with stucco finish, the ceiling angles being coved. There is a 5 ft. wainscot around the interior walls, panelled with flat wood strips and cap above the baseboard. The interior walls and ceiling of the baggage room are sheeted with 2-8 in. grooved, tongued and varnished lumber. A basement has been provided under the center section of the main waiting room, office and ladies' waiting room, to which access is gained by a stair from the agent's office. The building is to be heated with hot air, and space has been reserved in the basement under the office for the storage of fuel, which will be placed in the basement by means of a coal chute and manhole on the platform. The ashes will be removed from the heating plant at the rear of the basement. The plumbing is connected to a septic tank at the rear of the building. (Oct., pg. 536.)

Railways: G.T.Ry.

Stations: Gravenhurst