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Hamilton CN Station

Hamilton CN Station

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

Hamilton CN Station

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
Located in front of the former railroad station
at the northeast corner of
James Street North and Murray Street East

Coordinates: N 43 15.928 W 79 51.881


Plaque Text

This building recalls the importance of the railway to the development of Canada's industrial cities. Completed in 1931, it combines a strong classical design with a fluid circulation plan, making it one of the best urban stations of the interwar years. Its temple facade and the spacious plaza are manifestations of the City Beautiful movement which marked this period. Strategically located, the station served a community whose fortunes relied heavily on the business and service of the railway. After the Second World War, it became an important gateway for immigrants to Canada.

Related Ontario plaque
St. Thomas Canada Southern Railway Station

Related Toronto plaque
Union Station



Hamilton Plaques

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