Tour of Central Station
May 6, 2008 6:30 PM
895 de la Gauchetiere West. Métro Bonaventure or McGill. We will meet at Central Station under the words, “O Canada” in French on the east side.
The three storeys high, 350 feet long and over 100 feet wide, Central Station was designed in 1938 by J. Campbell Merrett and inaugurated in 1943. Preceeding the tour the son of the architect, Brian Merrett, and the grand-daughter of the architect, Andrea Merrett, will speak to us about Campbell Merrett. Adorning both ends of the station are monumental bas-relief friezes by Charles Comfort. On the outside of Central Station are large, often over-looked, bas-reliefs by Fritz Brandtner.
Tours will be guided by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman.
One in French, the other English.
members $10, non-members $15
Following the tour you are invited to join us for dinner at “VARGAS” at 690 René-Lévesque West
For your reservation at 7:30 call (514) 875 4545. Mention that you are with Art Déco Montréal.