BERRYMAN, Edgar (1839-1905) was active in St. Catharines, Ont. in 1863 as a surveyor, draftsman and conveyencer (Globe [Toronto], 26 Aug. 1863, 3). In 1871 he was appointed company architect for the Canada Southern Railway and in this capacity he can be credited with the design of several stations including the immense Railway Station, St. Thomas, Ontario, 1873, stretching nearly 300 feet along the local railway platform, as well as a Gothic design for a large residence for Richard Horsman in that town.
He moved to Montreal in 1875, and the following year completed an elaborate design '.....in the French Renaissance style' for the Montreal, Ottawa and Western Railway Station there. Berryman later became a civil engineer and surveyor for the Grand Trunk Railway in Montreal, and held a similar position with the Montreal & Saguenay Railroad. He continued to advertise himself as an architect, civil engineer, surveyor and landscape gardener as late as 1900 (Montreal Directory, 1900-01, 616). Berryman died in Montreal on 21 April 1905 (death notice in the Montreal Star, 25 April 1905, 13)
ST. THOMAS, ONT., Canadian Southern Railway Station, 1872-73 (Canadian Home Journal [St. Thomas], 25 April 1873, 4)
ST. THOMAS, ONT., residence for Richard Horsman, Stanley Street, 1873 (Daily Advertiser [London], 6 March 1873, 2, t.c.)
MONTREAL, QUE., Montreal, Ottawa & Western Railway Station, Papineau Avenue near Ste. Catherine Street East, 1876 (Gazette [Montreal], 14 June 1876, 4, descrip.)
SAINT JOHN, N.B., Berrryman Block, Charlotte Street at Princess Street, for Dr. D.E. Berryman, 1878 (Daily News [Saint John], 5 Nov. 1878, 3 descrip.)