The Head Frame at the main entrance of the museum was originally erected in 1967. It had become a key piece for all of our property tours and a great location for our memorial bench to Jack McDonald.
In 2016, the City examined the structure and concluded it would need to be repaired, and in light of long term plans to move it elsewhere on the property in Phase 4 of the Renewal Project, it was determined it was time for the structure to come down. We can then ensure it is rebuilt during Phase 4 along with the additional Train display shed.
Here are some photos of the process of removing it! All of the collection pieces that were part of it have been moved for display elsewhere on the property until they can be placed in a new head frame structure. Jack McDonald’s bench has been moved closer to the Compressor Unit.