LATTA, Peter M. History In Situ
Title: Old Railway Stations of the Maritimes. pbk.
Publisher:  St Agnes Press, St. John's, 1998, ISBN:0968376908
Seller ID: 45681
LATTA, Peter M. Old Railway Stations of the Maritimes. (St. John's, Nfld.):St Agnes Press, (1998). Pp. (1),2-32 with illustrations to text. Double co lumn. 8vo, stapled, black ill. card covers. A volume in the History In Situseries. "From the 1850s, hundreds of railway stations have been built thro ughout the Maritime provinces and over generations, stations have been constants in the landscape of most communities. NOw disappearing rapidly, station buildings remain symbolic representations of prosperity and the place where, for past and present generations, so many important greetings and leave-takings took place. This book discusses the development of the railway station as an architectural form as well as the role of some of Canada's mostprominent engineers and architects in designing these buiildings. The brea dth of architectural styles -- from Tudor Gothic to the Modern -- is encapsulated in these often overlooked buildings which the author describes as having an importance which has 'not been equaled at a secular level'." - fromthe rear cover. Supplemented with 45 black and white illustrations of vari ous stations throughout the region. Contents: Railway Stations, Engineers and Architects; Early Stations; Architects' Stations; Later Stations; Other Places of Interest Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00