Roger Gonthier

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Limoges: Gare des Bénédictins by Roger Gonthier

Roger Gonthier (1884–1978) was a French architect, whose major works were in Limoges, France. He worked within the Compagnie du Paris-Orléans architectural practice.

At the start of the 20th century, Limoges was expanding and there was a revival in the construction of new public buildings. Gonthier designed the Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins (railway station) in 1917, one of the last great monumental train stations in France,[1] and it was built between 1927 and 1929.[2] It remains a landmark building within the city and has been listed since 1975.

He also designed the pavillon du Verdurier,[3] the municipal slaughterhouse, the cité-jardin de Beaublanc and the Cité des Coutures.[4]


  1. ^ Bertrand Lemoine; Alexandra Bonfante-Warren (1998). Architecture in France, 1800-1900. Harry N. Abrams. ISBN 978-0-8109-4090-1. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Roger Gonthier, un architecte de la Compagnie du Paris-Orléans". Site du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Jean-Paul Labourdette, Dominique Auzias. Limoges 2010-2011. Petit Futé. pp. 145–. ISBN 978-2-7469-2378-2. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Roger Gonthier, un architecte dans la ville, Limoges 1914-1939". Agence de Valorisation Economique et Culturelle du Limousin. Retrieved 15 July 2011.