Category : Dick Nieuwendyk

Montreal Municipal Court

by Dick Nieuwendyk   In the early 1900’s, the City of Montreal had plans to build a municipal courthouse on Gosford Street, east of the Champs-de-Mars.Construction of the building, also known as the City Hall Annex, was entrusted to the firm of ...

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Jean-Talon CPR Station

by Dick Nieuwendyk     Designed by architect Colin Drewitt for Canadian Pacific Railways (C.P.R.), the Jean-Talon station, also known as the Park Avenue Station opened in 1931. It was inaugurated in the presence of Camilien Houde, the mayor of Montreal at the time. ...

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Strathcona Hall

by Dick Nieuwendyk   Strathcona Hall was designed and constructed in 1904 by Montreal architects Samuel Arnold Finley and David Jerome Spence. The funds for this building was a gift from Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, a wealthy Scottish-born Canadian, ...

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5th Royal Scots Armoury

by Dick Nieuwendyk     During the 1860s, the American Civil War and the Fenian Raids raised fears for the defence of British North America. In response, the Canadian militia was strengthened, and many rural communities erected a drill hall to train their ...

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Macdonald Tobacco Factory

by Dick Nieuwendyk     The Macdonald Tobacco Company was founded in 1858 in Montreal by brothers William Christopher and Augustine McDonald. Their company, achieved major success during the American Civil War, when the Union states were unable to receive tobacco directly from the ...

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Dorval remembers

by Dick Nieuwendyk Last Monday, November 11, at the 11th hour, Dorval Mayor Edgar Rouleau, members of the council, members of Dorval legion branch 245, dignitaries, representing federal and provincial governments, and a great number of citizens including a troup ...

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