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View from the top of the switchback road.

During the summer of 1883, the CPR main line crossed Gopher Creek about 65 kilometres from the present Saskatchewan border. The siding, with a bridge, small station and water tower, was named Virden, after the country estate of The Duke of Manchester, a major CPR shareholder. Within a few years, a thriving community had established itself on the townsite surveyed by the CPR.

By 1899 Virden had grown to such an extent that plans were made to replace the original station with a larger, more modern, facility. Built in 1906, the picturesque design for the new depot was a product of R.B. Pratt, a notable station designer, first with the CPR and then for their rival, Canadian Northern. The Virden station was from a standardized set of plans, used on several other Manitoba stations. The design was distinguished by its remarkable roof, an impressive and complicated composition with dormers and beak-like canopies. The Virden Station is the only one in Manitoba

This school was closed in 1966. This is the only thing still standing at Two Creeks

This was an old school house.

Very nice framing & beautiful shot. Hello from Athens - Christos

Thanks for the kind words. I checked out your photos as well. You have an artist's eye for color and composition. Very nice. It seems we both have a preference for taking pictures of "old" or abandoned structures.

Hey, my band played here last winter. Great old theatre with a huge stage.

Thanks for letting me join. Love your pictures. Really well composed and great colors. I still have a lot too learn.

Thank you for letting me join. I was looking at some of your pictures and you have a great eye for composition and color.

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