Hugh Griffith Jones

Hugh Griffith Jones, architect, artist (b at Randolph, Wis 3 Dec 1872; d at Montréal 16 Feb 1947). Trained in Minneapolis, he practised in Chicago and New York, and came to Montréal in 1908 to work as a designer and assistant chief architect for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Hugh Griffith Jones

Hugh Griffith Jones, architect, artist (b at Randolph, Wis 3 Dec 1872; d at Montréal 16 Feb 1947). Trained in Minneapolis, he practised in Chicago and New York, and came to Montréal in 1908 to work as a designer and assistant chief architect for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1913-14 he was one of the designers of Toronto's UNION STATION, but his outstanding achievement was a redevelopment plan for the downtown core of Montréal on property owned by the Canadian National Railways; the plan occupied his interest 1923-32 but was thwarted by the world financial slump. Besides enjoying a successful private practice, Jones received wide recognition for his watercolours and oils, examples of which are in the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.