Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Historic Train Station in Quebec Capital Celebrates Its Centennial

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Historic Train Station in Quebec Capital Celebrates Its Centennial

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Quebec City's historic train station marks centennial

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QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Dignitaries marked the centennial of Quebec City's main train station, the Gare du Palais, lauding the building as an architectural icon with a rich history.

Inaugurated on Aug. 10, 1916, in the city's old port, the gare has been "an inseparable part of the landscape of Quebec City for 100 years," Mayor Regis Labeaume said Wednesday.

The chateau-style granite and limestone structure, a designated heritage building, was built by Canadian Pacific during the First World War from plans by American architect Harry Edward Prindle. The company aimed to provide Quebec City with a terminal that would rival the grand rail stations elsewhere on the continent.

It was closed to passenger rail service from 1976 to 1985 and underwent major renovations. …

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