Canadian Pacific Railway Projects
An important branch of the Maxwell contribution to Canadian architecture is their Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Stations and Hotels across the country. Initiated by Sir William Van Horne, the 'art of the station' created an ensemble of rail buildings from the humble one storey station, a symbol of the community's link with the outside world, to monumental landmarks, the epitome in hotel design. Such CPR stations graced the country from St-Johns, Newfoundland in the east coast, to Vancouver, British Columbia in the west coast. Notable examples of such stations range from the modest structure in Ivry Quebec, the medium-sized, impressive McAdam Station in New Brunswick, to the grandiose station/hotels of Château Frontenac in Quebec City, the Royal Alexandra in Winnipeg, the Palliser Hotel in Calgary, and the Vancouver Station. Together, Edward and William Maxwell, created a unique collection of Canadian railway landmarks that stand as a testament of a prosperous era.

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