Fonds 24 - Walter Scott Painter

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Walter Scott Painter

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  • 1910-1911 (Creation)
    Painter, Walter Scott, 1877-1957

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Walter Scott Painter was born on February 15, 1877, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

He was educated in architecture in New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. In 1901, he moved to Montreal, Quebec. In 1905, he became the chief architect of the Canadian Pacific Railway, a position he held until 1911. He was responsible for several station and hotel projects in the province of Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. He became a member of the Association des architectes de la province de Québec and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1909. He formed the Brown and Painter agency in Toronto from 1904 to 1905. He designed the Château Frontenac in Quebec City (1908), Calgary's CPR station, the Banff Springs Hotel, and the Lake Louise Chateau. He also designed Windsor Station in Montreal (1909-1914). During World War I, he returned to the United States and was placed in charge of all wartime projects for the U.S. government. After the war, he went to South America where he pioneered the design of modern school development. He returned to the U.S. as one of the architectural engineers for U.S. Steel in New York City.

In 1947, he retired to Banff, Alberta. In 1906, he married Estelle R Renninger. He died in 1957.

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Bruce Andersen

Bruce Andersen

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"Architectural Drawings, 1910-1, 21 drawings." The drawings document, through plans and elevations, Painter's addition to Windsor Station in Montreal. Also included are copies of plans for the original building constructed between 1880 and 1890.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1910-1911, 21 dessins." Les dessins rendent compte, par des plans et des élévations, de l'annexe conçue par Painter à la gare Windsor de Montréal. Signalons également des copies des plans de l'immeuble original construit entre 1880 et 1890.

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Edward and W.S. Maxwell, CAC 2.02

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Walter Scott Painter (b. 1877) studied architecture in New York and moved to Montreal in 1901. During his career he practised architecture in Canada and the United States. In 1906 Painter was appointed architect of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Among the buildings that he designed, the Majestic Theatre in Toronto, the Russell Theatre in Ottawa, the Citadelle wing of the Château Frontenac in Quebec City and the Century Club in Detroit, are noteworthy.

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Walter Scott Painter (né en 1877) a étudié l'architecture à New York et s'est installé à Montréal en 1901. Au cours de sa carrière, il a exercé l'architecture au Canada et aux États-Unis. En 1906, Painter a été nommé architecte pour la société Canadien Pacifique. Au nombre des immeubles qu'il a dessinés, signalons le théâtre Majestic de Toronto, l'aile de la Citadelle du Château Frontenac à Québec et le théâtre Russell d'Ottawa et le Century Club de Détroit.

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