Edward Maxwell

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Edward Maxwell, 1893

Edward Maxwell (31 December 1867 – 14 November 1923) was a Canadian architect.

The son of Edward John Maxwell, a lumber dealer in Montreal, by his marriage to Johan MacBean, Maxwell graduated from the High School of Montreal at the age of fourteen and was apprenticed to the firm of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge at Boston. In 1891 the firm was instructed to design a new building for the Montreal Board of Trade, and Maxwell returned home to Montreal to supervise its construction, helped by having good relations with influential members of the Board. In 1892, the jeweller Henry Birks hired him to design a new shop in Phillips Square. Maxwell also designed several stations and hotels for the Canadian Pacific Railway, including the West Vancouver station (1897) and the McAdam station (1900). In 1899 he designed a country house for Louis-Joseph Forget at Senneville, Montreal Island, a good example of his domestic work.[1]

In 1902 he went into partnership with his younger brother William Sutherland Maxwell, who had studied at the École des beaux-arts in Paris.[1]

In 1903 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.[1]

Selected buildings[edit]

Vancouver CPR depot
Lady Meredith House, 1894
Charles Meredith House, Pine Avenue, Montreal (1904)


  1. ^ a b c Edward and William Maxwell at thecanadianencyclopedia.com, accessed 12 February 2018

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