History

 

Situated among the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, the original home of Canada's first stock exchange and now inside this glorious edifice resides Montreal's leading English-language theatre company. Founded in 1969 by Maurice Podbrey Executive and Artistic Director, and Herb Auerbach Chairman of the Board, Centaur Theatre Company initially rented the partially renovated Old Stock Exchange Building. In 1974 Centaur purchased the building and undertook renovations to include a second larger theatre. A number of new works evolved in the early years but it was Montreal playwright David Fennario's play, On the Job, which is considered the breakthrough production for the company. Other new works sprung from direct commissions over the years including Centaur's 1979 production of David Fennario's play, Balconville, which brought national and international acclaim to Centaur. The production toured to parts of Canada, as well as England and Ireland. In 1985 Centaur purchased and renovated a second building in Griffintown for use (and rental), as a rehearsal hall, fully equipped scene and paint shop, and storage facility.

 

Maurice Podbrey’s 28-year tenure was noted for supporting and producing new works by some of Montreal’s finest playwrights: Vittorio Rossi, David Gow, Linda Griffith, David Freeman, Bowser and Blue as well as David Fennario, and working with important international directors and playwrights from Russia, Ireland, France and, most notably, South Africa’s Athol Fugard.  In 1997 Maurice Podbrey retired and Gordon McCall was appointed the new Artistic and Executive Director of Centaur Theatre Company.

 

In 1998, Gordon McCall directed Centaur's English-language world premiere of Michel Tremblay's For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, translated by Linda Gaboriau. It then went on to a successful tour of Canada in partnership with Toronto's Canadian Stage Co. The conclusion of the year-long tour had its American premiere as part of Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage's 50th Anniversary in the fall of 2000. Further international collaboration included exchanges with The Abbey Theatre in Ireland as well as the Melbourne Theatre Company in Australia. In 2003 Centaur’s of Mambo Italiano by Montreal playwright Steve Galluccio and directed by Gordon McCall played a sold-out engagement in the Mirvish Productions’ season in Toronto following its record breaking English-language world-premiere run at Centaur in 2002. In December 2006, Centaur won the Grand Prix Theatre nomination from the Conseil des arts de Montréal for its remarkable contribution to Montreal Theatre life, highlighting the 2005/06 “Montreal Stories” season, which comprised six new works by Montreal playwrights, including David Fennario and Vittorio Rossi.

 

In September 2007, Gordon McCall stepped down as Artistic and Executive Director and following an extensive international search, the Centaur Board of Directors appointed Roy Surette as the next Artistic and Executive Director of Centaur Theatre Company.

 

Under Roy Surette, Centaur expanded its focus to include productions from other parts of the country by presenting shows from Toronto – Scorched, Trudeau Stories, and Venus in Fur, and from Vancouver – Skydive Beautiful View, and The Number 14. To further include some of Canada’s best performers Centaur has co-produced productions with National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, and Arts Club Theatre. In 2011, Roy Surette directed God of Carnage and commissioned and directed the hit Schwartz’s the Musical by George Bowser and Rick Blue. Schwartz’s: The Musical was selected by The Montreal Gazette as the ‘hit of the year’ and God of Carnage as the Best English-language Play of 2011. Schwartz’s the Musical played an extended run and was brought back and for three weeks in July/August, the first time Centaur had ever done summer programming.

 

In 2015 Centaur produced The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God written and directed by Djanet Sears, a co-production with the National Arts Centre in association with Black Theatre Workshop Montreal, with a national cast of 22 diverse Artists.

In September 2016 Roy Surette decided the 2016/17 season would be his last with Centaur Theatre Company. In June 2017 Surette returned to Vancouver to join Touchstone Theatre as Artistic Director. In his ten year tenure at Centaur, Roy directed 20 productions, most recently You Will Remember Me, Bakersfield Mist, Last Night at the Gayety, Butcher, and Triplex Nervosa and programmed 16 world premieres.

In the last three years, Centaur Theatre Company has won 13 Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs), and previously, nine Les Masque Awards including Best Actress, Revelation, and Best English-Language Production. In 2008/2009 Centaur won 6 Montreal’s English Critics Awards (MECCA’s) and previously a Toronto Dora Mavor-Moore award.

 

In addition to a regular six play season, Centaur produces an annual Wildside Festival showcasing new and emerging theatre companies, The Brave New Looks program of presenting emerging Montreal theatre artists, association with Théâtre Urbi et Orbi Urban Tales as part of Centaur’s commitment to support and encourage the well being of the Montreal English theatre community. The Saturday Morning Children’s Series completes a full range of programming and community outreach that is a hallmark of Centaur’s artistic philosophy.

 

On February 10, 2017 the Board of Directors announced that Eda Holmes would be Centaur Theatre Company’s fourth Artistic and Executive Director.

 

ARCHIVES

S47 (2015-16)

  • Constellations by Nick Payne
  • The Watershed by Annabel Soutar
  • Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs
  • You Will Remember Me by François Archambault
  • Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
  • Bed and Breakfast by Mark Crawford

 

S48 (2016-17)

  • The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God by Djanet Sears
  • Butcher by Nicolas Billon
  • On This Day by Alexandra Haber
  • Bus Stops by Marilyn Perreault, Translated by Nadine Desrochers
  • Pillow Talk by Dulcinea Langfelder & Co.
  • Last Night at the Gayety by Rick Blue and George Bowser

 

Season 46 (2014-2015)

  • Venus in Fur by David Ives
  • Social Studies by Tricia Cooper
  • Terminus by Mark O’Rowe
  • The Goodnight Bird by Colleen Murphy
  • The Envelope by Vittorio Rossi
  • Triplex Nervosa by Marianne Ackerman

 

Season 45 (2013-2014)

  • The St. Léonard Chronicles By Steve Galluccio
  • Seeds by Annabel Soutar
  • The Book of Bob by Arthur Holden
  • Motherhouse by David Fennario
  • 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog
  • 2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt

 

Season 44 (2012-2013)

  • August, An Afternoon in the Country By Jean-Marc Dalpé, Translated by Maureen Labonté
  • Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Innocence Lost, A Play about Steven Truscott by Beverley Cooper
  • TRAD by Mark Doherty
  • Dance Me to the End On/Off Love by Granhøj Dans Company
  • The Number 14 by The Number 14 Creative Collective

 

Season 43 (2011-2012)

  • True Nature by Colleen Curran
  • God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
  • In Absentia by Morris Panych
  • The Game of Love and Chance by Pierre de Marivaux, Translated & Adapted by Nicolas Billon
  • Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
  • Haunted Hillbilly by Derek McCormack, Adapted by Graham Cuthbertson

 

Season 42 (2010-2011)

  • Paradise by the River by Vittorio Rossi
  • Don Quixote by Peter Anderson and Colin Heath
  • Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones, Arrangement by Paul Elliot, Adam Kenwright & Pat Moylan
  • Instructions to any Future Socialist Government Wishing to Abolish Christmas by Michael Mackenzie
  • Schwartz’s: The Musical by Rick Blue & George Bowser
  • A Beautiful View by Daniel MacIvor

 

Season 41 (2009-2010)

  • In Piazza San Domenico by Steve Galluccio
  • Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman
  • Michel and ti-Jean by George Rideout
  • The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • The Madonna Painter – The Birth of a Painting by Michel Marc Bouchard, Translated by Linda Gaboriau
  • Trudeau Stories by Brooke Johnson

 

Season 40 (2008-2009)

  • Scorched by Majdi Mouawad, Translated by Linda Gaboriau
  • Skydive by Kevin Kerr
  • Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell
  • Doubt- A Parable by John Patrick Shanley
  • Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths
  • With Bated Breath by Bryden Macdonald

 

Season 39 (2007-2008)

  • The Carpenter: Part Three of A Carpenter’s Trilogy by Vittorio Rossi
  • The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien
  • Half Life by John Mighton
  • Relative Good by David Gow
  • The Mystery of Maddy Heisler by Daniel Lillford
  • Forever Yours, Marie-Lou by Michel Tremblay

 

Season 38 (2006-2007)

  • Carmela’s Table: Part Two of A Carpenter’s Trilogy by Vittorio Rossi
  • Assorted Candies by Michel Tremblay
  • Glorious! By Peter Quilter
  • Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • The Caretaker by Harold Pinter
  • Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass

 

Season 37 (2005-2006)

  • Condoville by David Fennario
  • Real Estate by Allana Harkin
  • Hellfire Pass: Part One of A Carpenter’s Trilogy by Vittorio Rossi
  • Cheech by François Létourneau
  • Have A Heart by David Sherman
  • Bye Bye Baby by Elyse Gasco

 

Season 36 (2004 - 2005)

  • Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
  • Burnt Piano by Justin Fleming
  • The Goat or Who is Sylvia? by Edward Albee
  • Tales From Ovid by Ted Hughes
  • Wade In The Water by George Boyd
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill

 

Season 35 (2003 - 2004)

  • Life After George by Hannie Rayson
  • Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall
  • Past Perfect by Michel Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriau
  • The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey
  • The Shape of Things by Neil Labute
  • Tiger's Heart by Kit Brennan

 

Season 34 (2002 - 2003)

  • Vinci by Maureen Hunter
  • Impromptu on Nuns' Island by Michel Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriau
  • Strawberries in January by Evelyne de la Chéneliere
  • Proof by David Auburn
  • The Paris of America by Bowser & Blue
  • Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
  • Toronto: Mambo Italiano

 

Season 33 (2001 - 2002)

  • Mambo Italiano by Steve Gallucio
  • Freeze by Stephen Orlov
  • Art by Yasmina Reza
  • A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill
  • Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

 

Season 32 (2000 -2001)

  • Glenn by David Young
  • Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry
  • Wit by Margaret Edson
  • The Weir by Conor McPherson
  • Oliver! by Lionel Bart
  • Trick or Treat by Jean Marc Dalpé, translated by Robert Dickson
  • Washington: For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again by Michel Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriau

 

Season 31 (1999 - 2000)

  • Still the Night by Theresa Tova
  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • The Gin Game by D I Coburn
  • Venus of Dublin by Marianne Ackerman
  • Victoria by Charles Fariala
  • Tour: For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again by Michel Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriau

 

Season 30 (1998 -1999)

  • For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again by Michel Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriau
  • How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Jay Presson Allen (adaptation)
  • Having by Kit Brennan
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • Very Heaven by Anne Lambert

 

Season 29 (1997 - 1998)

  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
  • The Orphan Muses by Michel Marc Bouchard
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • Taking Sides by Ronald Harwood
  • High Life by Lee MacDougall
  • Angels in America Part II: Perestroika by Tony Kushner

 

Season 28 (1996 - 1997)

  • The Glace Bay by Sheldon Currie/Wendy Lill
  • Miner's Museum Vigil by Morris Panych
  • Mainly Montreal by Rossi/Fennario/Bowser & Blue
  • The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
  • 2 Pianos, 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt
  • Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches by Tony Kushner

 

Season 27 (1995-1996)

  • The Stone Angel by James W Nichol (adapted)
  • Take the Floor by D J Grant & Sue Pam-Grant
  • Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
  • The Visitor by Eric Emmanuel Schmitt
  • If We Are Women by Joanna McClelland Glass
  • Troubadours Through Time by Bowser & Blue
  • The Friedman Family Fortune by David Gow

 

Season 26 (1994 - 1995)

  • The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Someday by Drew Hayden Taylor
  • My Fair Lady by Lerner & Loewe
  • Tall Tales of a Generation - Collective Work
  • Love & Other Games by Vittorio Rossi
  • The Substance of Fire by Jon Robin Baitz
  • The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Jane Wagner

 

Season 25 (1993 - 1994)

  • Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
  • Come Good Rain by George Seremba
  • The Last Adam by Vittorio Rossi
  • Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuiness
  • La Bete by David Hirson
  • Blokes II by Bowser & Blue
  • Cabaret by Joe Masteroff

 

Season 24 (1992 - 1993)

  • The Guid Sisters by Michel Tremblay
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • Playboy of the West Indies by Mustapha Matura
  • Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
  • Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
  • Aurelie, ma soeur by Marie Laberge
  • Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov

 

Season 23 (1991 - 1992)

  • A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow
  • Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Balconville by David Fennario
  • Karla & Grif by Vivienne Laxdal
  • Rough Crossing by Tom Stoppard
  • Blokes by Bowser & Blue
  • A Damsel for a Gorilla by Fernando Arrabal

 

Season 22 (1990-1991)

  • Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
  • My Children! My Africa! by Athol Fugard
  • The Woman in Black
  • adapted by Stephen Mallatratt
  • The Death of Rene Levesque by David Fennario
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
  • The Affections of Mae by Norm Foster
  • Broadway Bound by Neil Simon

 

Season 21 (1989-1990)

  • Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave by Maynard Collins
  • Footprints on the Moon by Maureen Hunter
  • Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn
  • Fire-Sale by James Nadler
  • Scarpone by Vittorio Rossi
  • Mother of all the Behans, adapted by Peter Sheridan
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company

 

Season 20 (1988-1989)

  • The Chain by Vittorio Rossi
  • The Gigli Concert by Thomas Murphy
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Music by Alan Menken Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
  • The Murder of Susan Parr by David Fennario
  • The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway
  • From the Main to Mainstreet, A Collective Creation
  • Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey

 

Season 19 (1987-1988)

  • Guys & Dolls
  • Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
  • La Sagouine by Anonine Maillet
  • Vassa by Maxim Gorky
  • The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard
  • Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme by Frank McGuinness
  • Bordertown Café by Kelly Rebar
  • Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon

 

Season 18 (1986-1987)

  • Asinamali by Mbongenl Ngema
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
  • Fire by Paul Ledoux & David Young
  • Sombody Sombody's Returning by Frederick Ward
  • The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard
  • The Faith Healer by Brian Friel
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon

 

Season 17 (1985-1986)

  • Albertine in Five Times by Michel Tremblay
  • The Zen of an Intelligent Machine by William Kuhns
  • Prague by John Krizanc
  • Gone with Hardy by David Allen
  • Master Class by David Pownall
  • Stuff as Dreams are Made of by Fred Curchak
  • Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet

 

Season 16 (1984-1985)

  • What is to be done? by Mavis Gallant
  • Salt-Water Moon by David French
  • Love is Strange by Paul Ledoux & David Young
  • Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard
  • Successful Strategies by Marivaux
  • Night Mother by Marsha Norman
  • Gone the Burning Sun by Ken Mitchell

 

Season 15 (1983-1984)

  • Rock and Roll by John Gray
  • K2 by Patrick Meyers
  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • A Majority of Two by Alun Hibbert
  • The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
  • Not About Heroes by Stephen McDonald
  • Glorious Mud: A Flanders & Swan Show by Bartley Bard

 

Season 14 (1982-1983)

  • Brew (Broue) by Michel Coté, Marc Messier, Marcel Gauthier
  • Duet for One by Tom Kempinski
  • Translations by Brian Friel
  • Moving by David Fennario
  • Quiet in the Land by Anne Chislett
  • Empress Eugenie by Jason Lindsey
  • Playing the Fool by Alun Hibbert

 

Season 13 (1981-1982)

  • Happy End by Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill
  • Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  • Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock
  • The Crackwalker by Judith Thompson
  • Lady From the Sea by Henrik Ibsen
  • Sweet Like Suga by Paul Herzberg
  • The Riddle of the World by David French

 

Season 12 (1980-1981)

  • Maggie and Pierre by Linda Griffiths & Paul Thompson
  • Wings by Arthur Kopit
  • The Tomorrow Box by Anne Chislett
  • Passionate Ladies by Barbara Perry
  • Night and Day by Tom Stoppard
  • Everloving by Margaret Hollingsworth
  • Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson

 

Season 11 (1979-1980)

  • Billy Bishop goes to War by John Gray
  • Spokesong by Stewart Parker
  • A Lesson From Aloes by Athol Fugard
  • Waiting For The Parade by John Murell
  • Jitters by David French
  • Circus Gothic by Jan Kudelka
  • The Leonard Cohen Show by B. Wexler & C. Latraverse

 

Season 10 (1978-1979)

  • Paper Wheat
  • A Collective Creation by the 25th Street House Theatre
  • Travesties by Tom Stoppard
  • Balconville by David Fennario
  • Ashes by David Rudkin
  • Winter Dancers by David Lan
  • Weeds by Beverly Lockwood
  • Piaf by Pauline Lebel and Daniel Roussel

 

Season 9 (1977-1978)

  • Cruel Tears by Ken Mitchell & Humphrey and the Dumptrucks
  • Eve by Larry Fineberg
  • The Sea by Edward Bond
  • Toronto by David Fennario
  • Back to Beulah by W.O. Mitchell
  • The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani, Winston Ntshona
  • The Dream Play by August Strinberg

 

Season 8 (1976-1977)

  • Nothing to Lose by David Fennario
  • Les Canadiens by Rick Salutin
  • Quiller & Therese's Creed by Michael Cook
  • The Playboy of Western World by J.M. Synge
  • Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler
  • Artichoke by Joanna M. Glass
  • Sizwe Bansi is Dead by Athol Fugard
  • Comedians by Trevor Griffiths

 

Season 7 (1975-1976)

  • Ten Lost Years by Jack Winter & Cederic Smith
  • Canadian Gothic and American Modern by Joanna M. Glass
  • On the Job by David Fennario
  • I.W.A.- The Newfoundland Logger's Strike by The Mummers
  • One Crack Out by David French
  • The Barber of Seville by Beaumarchais
  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  • Kennedy's Children by Robert Patrick
  • The Divine Sarah by Jocques Beyderwellen

 

Season 6 (1974-1975)

  • On the Job by David Fennario
  • Woyzeck by George Buchner
  • Lenz by Mike Stott
  • Riverlisp by Frederick Ward
  • Summer by Hugh Leonard
  • The Daughter-in-law by D.H. Lawrence
  • Bethune by Rod Langley
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Frankenstein by Alden Nolan & Walter Learning
  • People are Living There by Athol Fugard

 

Season 5 (1973-1974)

  • That Championship Season by Jason Miller
  • Of the Fields, Lately by David French
  • The Promise by Aleksei Arbuzov
  • Tooth of Crime by Sam Sheppard
  • Mr. Joyce is Leaving Paris by Tom Gallacher
  • You're Gonna Be Alright Jaimie Boy by David Freeman

 

Season 4 (1972-1973)

  • Leaving Home by David French
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Creeps by David Freeman
  • The Real Inspector Hound & After Margritte by Tom Stoppard
  • Autumn at Altenburg by Ronald Garrett
  • Mandragola by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Old Times by Harold Pinter

 

Season 3 (1971-1972)

  • Total Eclipse by Christopher Hampton
  • The Maids by Jean Genet
  • The Exception and the Rule by Bertolt Brecht
  • At the Hawk's Well, A Full Moon in March &The Cat and the Moon by W.B.Yeats
  • Summer Days by Romain Weingartner
  • The Entertainer by John Osbourne
  • Electra by Euripides
  • Blood Knot by Athol Fugard

 

Season 2 (1970-1971)

  • A Touch of the Poet by Eugene O'Neil
  • Othello by William Shakespeare
  • The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria by Arrabal
  • Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov
  • The Death of Bessie Smith by Edward Albee
  • The Electronic Nigger by Ed Bullins
  • The Homecoming by Harold Pinter
  • Revenge by Howard Brenton

 

Season 1 (1969-1970)

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  • Joe Egg by Peter Nichols
  • Androcles and the Lion by Aurand Harris
  • The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
  • The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
  • A Lily in Little India by David Horwath
  • Luther by John Osbourne
  • The Great White Computer by Peter Desbarats

The Montreal Stock Exchange Building

Architect - George Browne Post (December 15, 1837 - November 28, 1913) was a U.S. architect trained in the Beaux-Arts tradition. Post was a student of Richard Morris Hunt, but unlike many architects of his generation, he had previously received a degree in civil engineering (New York University, 1858).

Many of his most characteristic projects were for commercial buildings, where new requirements pushed the traditional boundaries of design. Many of them have also been demolished, since their central locations made them vulnerable to rebuilding in the 20th century. Some of his lost buildings were landmarks of their era, nevertheless. His eight-story Equitable Life Assurance Society (1868–70), was the first office building to use elevators. His Western Union Telegraph Building (1872–75) at Dey Street in Lower Manhattan, was the first office building to rise as high as ten stories, a forerunner of skyscrapers to come. When it was erected in "Newspaper Row" facing City Hall Park, Post's 20-story World Building (1889–90) was the tallest building in New York City.

 

His vast New York Produce Exchange (1881–84) at Number Two Broadway faced Bowling Green. Its grand skylighted hall, based on French retail structures, cast daylight into the lower floors.

 

At the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, Post produced the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building.

 

He also designed more staid public and semi-public structures: the New York Stock Exchange Building and the Wisconsin State Capitol. Among the prominent private houses by Post were the French chateau for Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1879–82) that once stood at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, and the palazzo that faced it across the street, for Collis P. Huntington (1889–94). In Newport, Rhode Island he built for the president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, C.C. Baldwin, "Chateau-Nooga" or the Baldwin Cottage (1879–80), a polychromatic exercise in the "Quaint Style" withbargeboards and half-timbering; John La Farge provided stained glass panels.

 

A true member of the American Renaissance, Post employed noted artists and artisans to produce decorative sculpture and murals. Among those who worked with him were the sculptor Karl Bitter and the painter Elihu Vedder. he was a founding member of the National Arts Club and served as its president from 1898 to 1905.

 

Post's extensive archives are at the New-York Historical Society. Sarah Bradford Landau, George B. Post, Architect: Picturesque Designer and Determined Realist (1998) inspired the retrospective exhibition at the Society, 1998–99 that reassessed Post's work.

 

Surviving works by George B. Post include: The New York Stock Exchange (1901–03); The New York Cotton Exchange; The original Williamsburgh Savings Bank (1870–75), Brooklyn, New York; The Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York (1878–80); The College of the City of New York Campus (1903–07), in Gothic Revival style; The Cleveland Trust Company (1908), Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio; and The Montreal Stock Exchange (1904), Montreal, Canada.

 

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