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Nice colour pamphlet with many pictures of the lodge: 'One of the most unique and attractive seaside resorts in Nova Scotia'.
6 double-side panels. B&W with green trim..
Originally built as Wentworth Lodge by a group of local entrepreneurs known as The Bungalow Camps Company, the property was purchased at auction in 1926 by the Canadian National Railway and renamed Pictou Lodge. Built in log cabin style, the main building of the resort contained the dining room and a large screened verandah lounge. Sleeping accommodation was provided in cabins of four, six and ten rooms. During the day, guests would congregate in the dining room and verandah, or enjoy the private beach and tennis courts. When the evenings were cool, fires were lit in the open stone fireplaces. Cabarets were held every Wednesday and Saturday evenings. The dancers came in from Halifax and were taken the next morning by horse and carriage to nearby Stellarton, to catch the return train. Over the years, Pictou Lodge has had many guests from around the world, including King George V and Princess Juliana of Holland, who stayed at the Lodge during World War II. The Lodge was sold by the CNR in 1957.