Neighbourhood - Buildings

Royal Victoria Hospital



Builders

Edward Maxwell
1867 - 1923

The son of a Scottish-born builder, Edward Maxwell was born in Montreal. His architectural training began with Alexander Francis Dunlop then continued in Boston under first under Henry Hobson Richardson, then Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge. Returning to Montreal, Maxwell's work on the Montreal Board of Trade building for Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge allowed him to establish himself within the Montreal community. He started his own architectural practice in 1892. Almost immediately, his clients included the country's most affluent businessmen - his first project was a house for Henry Vincent Meredith (1896). Other examples of his work include the Henry Birks Store and offices on Phillips Square, Chateau Frontenac and the Department of Justice Building in Ottawa.



William Sutherland Maxwell
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