Ashcroft heritage neighbourhoods celebrated

Ashcroft's Feb. 24 event is part of BC Heritage Week.

At the corner of 6th St. and Railway Ave. sits the BC Express Building. This one and a half story structure, with its bell cast hip roof, was originally the headquarters of the famous Stage and Mail Company.

Built in 1911 it served the company for three years until the business closed. The building was used for a time by the Ashcroft Cannery, and then served as a court house from 1925 until 1975. It is currently a private dwelling. This graceful old edifice is a designated Heritage Building.

This is only one of Ashcroft’s historic gems. Please mark Sunday Feb. 24, from 2-4 pm on your calendar, when Ashcroft’s Heritage Committee will celebrate “Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods” at the Ashcroft Community Hall.  Stay tuned for more on Ashcroft’s historic buildings.

Kathy Paulos

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