Park Avenue Station
History and facts
The Jean-Talon station was built at a time when Montreal was the railway center of Canada and that many companies have waged a close battle for their share of customers. It is in this context that the Canadian Pacific company erected the magnificent station Jean-Talon. After this construction, several stations became unnecessary, including the Mile-End train Station.
The building was neglected and left empty for several years before being occupied again by another transport type: Metro with the opening of Park metro Station.
Central part of the station was occupied by various stores. Now a SAQ occupies the center of the building, making it one of the most beautiful SAQ store in Quebec.
The station was again used as a train station when, to relieve congestion caused by the renovation of the Rivière des milles iles Bridge, a line from Blainville and Gare Jean-Talon was oppened. This line is now more crowded than ever, even if the bridge rehabilitation is completed.
This building has Art Deco influences, a style widely spread from the Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925. This style is characterized by the presence of many ornamentation in the facade and an focus on vertical lines.
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Works cited, references and bibliography
Répertoire d'architecture traditionnelle: Les Édifices Publics
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