New L. E. and N. Station at Brantford.
The Lake Erie and Northern Railway, a subsidiary of the C.P.R., and the Brantford and Hamilton Railway, a subsidiary of the Dominion Power and Transmission Co., entered into an agreement recently to build a joint station in Brantford, Ont., and, as already stated in Canadian Railway and Marine World, the contract for its erection was let to Schultz Bros. Co, contingent on satisfactory arrangements being made with the city council and subject to the Board of Railway Commissioners' approval.
The plans as shown in the accompanying illustration provide for a one-story building, located over the tracks at the southwest corner of Colburn and Water Streets, with 38 ft. frontage on Colburn St., and 76 on Water St., and tracks to pass beneath the main floor of the building, with platforms, express and baggage accommodation at the lower level. The design is New England, Colonial style; red brick, with limestone trimmings and green slate roof. The main floor, at street level, with entrance from Colburn St., is to contain a main waiting room 35 x 50 ft., women's retiring room and lavatory, men's lavatory, and ticket and telegraph offices. Two stairways will lead from the main floor to the track platforms. Baggage and express rooms and steam heating equipment will be located in a separate extension 14 x 76 ft. on the lower or track level. This extension will abut the retaining wall of Water St., and will be accessible for teams at the lower end of the street. The interior of the building will be finished in Canada ash; the walls and ceilings of main waiting room to be plastered and finished with plastered cornice. The floors will be concrete. The lavatories will have a marble wainscot 6¾ ft. high.