Hay Lakes, AB was one of the new to me places. It wasn't on my list of places to go that day but the friends we were meeting suggested we meet there to see a couple of the local sights, as they are very familiar with the area.
First we stopped at the old Creamery. It was built in 1923 by Edmonton City Dairy, in 1924 it was taken over by Burns and Company. They constructed additions to the creamery to include a cheese making plant and an egg grading station. The Creamery was then sold in 1944 to the Northern Alberta Dairy Pool. It closed for good in 1969 and was sold the following year.
I love this building. I understand that the current owner uses it but it's too bad it likely will never be restored to it's former condition. It think it should be a designated historic building.
|c. 1929 Alberta Provincial Archives|
|c.1940 Alberta Provincial Archives|
Here are a couple of interesting buildings on Main Street:
|Former garage or implement dealer?|
|An old store front|
In conclusion, I am glad we took the time to explore Hay Lakes and always stop and explore something new.
Have you found something cool or unexpected while out for a drive?