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Rhodes Curry Company was a construction contractor and builder of railway rolling stock based in Nova Scotia.


Industrialist Admiral Nelson Rhodes, Nathaniel Curry and Barry Dodge founded a construction company in Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1877.

It was originally a manufacturer of sash and doors, but they soon switched to construction business. It later acquired mills and other manufacturing plants (brick and other building materials) in the 1880s.

After the departure of Dodge, the company expanded into the railcar repairing business in 1880s.

Rhodes and Curry acquired Harris Car Works and Foundry of Saint John, NB in 1893 and moved operations to Amherst.

Rhodes Curry Company began operations in 1891 and began building railcars for railways in the region. The company expanded with branch plants in New Glasgow, Sydney and Halifax.

After Rhodes died in 1909, the company was sold to Canadian Car and Foundry. In 1920, the building portion of the former Rhodes Curry Company split from CCF and continued to exist until the 1950s.

The Train Stations was built by Rhodes, Curry and Co. of Amherst, Nova Scotia, which was a significant business in the industrial, commercial, and architectural history of Nova Scotia. It had a reputation for quality of workmanship and craftsmanship, and was instrumental in the commercial development and expansion of Nova Scotia’s turn-of-the-century economy. The company, which also made bricks, rail cars, and doors and sashes, was the contractor and builder of a number of grand homes and business in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.


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