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Canadian Northern Railway Station / La Gare de la Societe Canadian Northern Railway

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
1. Canadian Northern Railway Station / La Gare de la Societe Canadian Northern Railway Marker
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Opened in 1914, on the new Toronto-Ottawa line, this station reflected the western-based Canadian Northern's ambition to compete directly with the established Canadian Pacific Railway in populous Ontario in an attempt to achieve transcontinental status. Probably designed by company architect R. B. Pratt of Winnipeg, the building featured the low profile, linear arrangement and wide projecting eaves common to many small stations. Its decorative turret, individualized styling and substantial construction were, however, a signal departure from the Canadian Northern's usual practice of building cheaply from standard plans.

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Inaugurée en 1914 sur la nouvelle ligne Toronto-Ottawa, cette gare reflétair l'ambition de la compagnie Canadian Northern Railway de concurrencer directement le Canadien Pacifique en Ontario et sa determination d'atteindre un statut transcontinental. Ce bâtiment, attribué à un architecte de Winnipeg à l'émploi de la compagnie, R. B. Pratt, possède la forme trapue et linéaire
Canadian Northern Railway Station / La Gare de la Societe Canadian Northern Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
2. Canadian Northern Railway Station / La Gare de la Societe Canadian Northern Railway Marker
ainsi que les avant-toits protubérants communs à plusieurs gares. Par sa facture originale et complexe, rehaussée d'une tourelle, cette gare s'éloigne cependant des gares a bon marché bâties suivant le même plan par la compagnie.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada / Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Location. 44° 54.093′ N, 76° 1.707′ W. Marker is in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Marker is on Williams Street just north of Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Williams Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5A5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canadian Northern Train Station / Chemin de fer du Nord Canadien (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall / L'Hôtel de Ville (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Centennial Park (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Smiths Falls and the Dam / Smiths Falls et le Barrage (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Water Works / Station de Production d'Eau Potable (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Wood's Mill / Moulin de Wood (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Beckwith Street and Bridge / La rue et le pont Beckwith (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smiths Falls.
 
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1. Smiths Falls Railway Station. (Submitted on November 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Smiths Falls, Ontario. (Submitted on November 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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