Tag Archives: Montreal History

This 19th-century parent’s ninja skills are fantastic

A photo of “Baby Kerr” taken in 1861 by William Notman studios in Montreal. Source: [McCord Museum I-1860.1] Advertisements

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A Photo For the Montreal Snowstorm

Since it’s the first day of spring and Montreal is digging out from yesterday’s snowstorm, this photo seemed apt.  The caption reads: “A. W. Speir and wife in sleigh, Phillip’s Square, 1907” I think I’d be able to handle the … Continue reading

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Montreal, 1916: Can you guess the street corner?

From shorpy.com, a blog with HD photos from the Library of Congress website – Montreal’s Ste-Catherine street in 1916. Can you guess which corner this is today?  🙂

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A Popular Montreal Intersection in 1928: Stanley and Ste-Catherine

Yet another photo of Stanley and Ste-Catherine streets (i.e. where Chapters/LaSenza/Royal Bank are today), guess this was always a popular intersection.  This one is from 1928, which is 85 years ago.  I find it neat how you can still see … Continue reading

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Then and Now: Montreal’s Mont Royal Park Lookout

How many times have I been to this exact spot? So neat to know that people have been looking out over the same spot for over 100 years! Mont Royal Park was inaugurated in 1876 and was designed by Frederick … Continue reading

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Then and Now: Old Montreal Dow Planetarium

Roughly where the old Dow Planetarium sits, used to house the Bonaventure train depot (what the metro station is named after). This is what it looked like in 1886 after a flood.  This was in Chaboillez Square, which is just … Continue reading

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Then and Now: Montreal

This is the view down Ste-Catherine street (corner Stanley Street) looking east, in 1915. I.e the corner that has LaSenza, Chapters and RBC on it today! So awesome, you can still see the faded advertisement on the side of the … Continue reading

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