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17 December 2009

1915 – Gare du Palais, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Harry Edward Prindle Built in the Chateau style to reflect the dominant Chateau Frontenac on the old town above the station, the real glory of the Gare du Palais is the entrance...

14 December 2009

1889 – Windsor Station, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Bruce Price / E. & W.S. Maxwell In 1887, Canadian Pacific, just after completing the country’s first transcontinental railway, began building Windsor Station. The company wished to have a suitably imposing station...

11 December 2009

1927 – Union Station, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Ross, Macdonald, Jones & Lyle Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, it was the largest and most opulent station erected in Canada – the facade is more than 230 metres long. Its centre-piece...

10 December 2009

1912 – Government Conference Centre – Former Union Station, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Ross & MacFarlane The Government Conference Centre was originally constructed as Ottawa Union Station between 1909 and 1912 to the designs of architects Ross & MacFarlane, based on original plans by architect...

09 December 2009

1892 – Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

Architect: Alberto de Palacio Elissagne & Gustave Eiffel The station was Madrid’s first railway station. It was inaugurated on 9 February 1851 under the name Estación de Mediodía (South Station). After the building...

25 November 2009

1899 – Metro Stations, Paris

Architect: Hector Guimard Although most have been modernised, some of Paris’s metro stations still retain their Art Nouveau inspired entrances. In 1899 there was a competition to design the entrances, but the President...

25 November 2009

1900 – Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Architect: Victor Laloux The Orsay station, the masterpiece of modernism and industry in 1900 greatly influenced the architecture of American stations. Yet it was soon obsolete and was used for varied purposes: it...

24 November 2009

1896 – Railway Station, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Architect: Victor Laloux The fabulous railway station was designed by Victor Laloux for the Compagnie d’Orléans railway company. He also designed their terminus in Paris, the Gare D’Orsay. The railway shed consists of...

06 November 2009

1893 – Kent Railway Station, Cork

Architect: Bayley & Gordon The second station on this site, the original station was designed by John Benson and remains to the west of the existing building. Externally itwas intended to have a...