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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Le Haut-Richelieu, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

Former Grand Trunk Railway Station

 
 
Former Grand Trunk Railway Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, June 17, 2011
1. Former Grand Trunk Railway Station Marker
Inscription.  The Saint-Jean station, built in 1890, symbolizes the presence of the Grand Trunk Railway in Québec before its amalgamation in 1923 with the Canadian National Railways. The Grand Trunk was incorporated in 1853 to provide service through the Province of Canada to the East Coast. It was created by combining new construction with existing lines, and eventually stretched from Sarnia, Ontario, to Portland, Maine. The design, typical of small stations of the period, is characterized by a hipped roof, overhanging eaves, and decorative brickwork, which impart a sense of horizontality to the building's profile.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 45° 18.174′ N, 73° 15.23′ W. Marker is in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, in Le Haut-Richelieu. Marker is at the intersection of Rue Frontenac and Jacques-Cartier
Former Grand Trunk Railway Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, June 17, 2011
2. Former Grand Trunk Railway Station and Marker
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Nord, on the right when traveling west on Rue Frontenac. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31, Frontenac Saint-Jean QC, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu QC J3B 7X2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Railway in Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Saint-Jean (approx. half a kilometer away); Fort Sainte-Thérèse (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Fort Ste. Therese (approx. 10.5 kilometers away); Second Battle of La Prairie (approx. 15.2 kilometers away); Chambly Canal (approx. 16.2 kilometers away); St. Stephen's Anglican Church (approx. 16.2 kilometers away); General John Thomas (approx. 16.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Saint-Jean-d'Iberville Railway Station (Grand Trunk) National Historic Site of Canada. Saint-Jean-d’Iberville Railway Station was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1976 because it illustrates the expansion of the Grand Trunk Railway. (Submitted on April 20, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022