Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Pacific Railway Station / CPR Heritage Park and Interpretive Centre (301 Third Street NE, Portage la Prairie)
The Canadian Pacific Railway station in Portage la Prairie, built in 1893, is noted for its imposing roofline, subdued Romanesque Revival styling and rare use of sandstone as a construction material. Unlike many other stations in the province, which are standardized wood-clad buildings, the Portage building was designed by Edward Colonna of Montreal, one of several accomplished architects engaged by the CPR in the period before the company began relying almost exclusively on in-house designers. In the 2000s, the building was part of the Manitoba Prairie Icons Program and it is a municipally designated historic site.
Postcard view of the Canadian Pacific Railway station at Portage la Prairie (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0071
Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Portage la Prairie (November 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Portage la Prairie (April 2018)
Source: Jean McManus
Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Portage la Prairie (July 2019)
Source: George Penner
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97802, W98.28587
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Prairie Churches Project / Manitoba Prairie Icons Project
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Station (130 Fisher Avenue E, Portage la Prairie)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Railway Stations
Railway Stations of Manitoba: A Building Inventory by Patricia Trainor, Farhad Rahbary, and David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1984, 233 pages. [Manitoba Legislative Library]
Portage la Prairie Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Jean McManus, and George Penner.
Page revised: 4 July 2020
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