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Architecture of Montreal

14 December 2009

1882 – Nordheimer Building, Montreal, Quebec

Now part of a large commercial development, the World Trade Center, the Nordheimer Buildingis a fine Victorian survivor amongst the modern office blocks in this part of the old city.

14 December 2009

1882 – Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Montreal, Quebec

Work on the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel began in 1657 at the prompting of Marguerite Bourgeoys, Ville-Marie’s first teacher and the founder of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, a religious order. The original wooden structure was...

30 September 2009

1885 – Victoria Hospital for Children, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: H. Saxon Snell & Son

11 December 2009

1888 – Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: James O’Donnell Notre-Dame Basilica (French Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal), overlooks the Place d’Armes in the heart of Old Montreal. The Roman Catholic Sulpician Order arrived in Montreal (Ville-Marie) in 1657; six years...

06 August 2010

1889 – St. James United Church, Montreal

Architect: Alexander F. Dunlop The present building is the congregation’s fourth home. It was built between 1887 and 1889 after the congregation decided to move uptown from St. James Street, hence the name....

14 December 2009

1889 – Windsor Station, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Bruce Price / E. & W.S. Maxwell In 1887, Canadian Pacific, just after completing the country’s first transcontinental railway, began building Windsor Station. The company wished to have a suitably imposing station...

30 September 2009

1890 – Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: H. Saxon Snell & Son

30 September 2009

1891 – Board of Trade, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge

30 September 2009

1892 – Bank of Montreal Branch, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Taylor & Gordon Constructed at Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest & Rue Mansfield, and still existing although not in use as a bank. Later extended on the Mansfield facade, this is a fine sandstone...