Category : Dick Nieuwendyk

Saint-Sulpice Library

The Saint-Sulpice Library was designed by architect Eugène Payette and constructed between 1912 and 1914 at the request of the Sulpician priests to serve as a University Library for researchers, students and for the education of Montreal’s youth while supporting ...

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Royal Victoria Hospital

The Royal Victoria Hospital was established in 1893 through donations by two Scottish immigrants, Donald Smith, 1st Lord Strathcona, and his cousin George Stephen, 1st Lord Mount Stephen, who made their fortunes as businessmen, co-founding the Canadian Pacific Railway among ...

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Théâtre Outremont

  In 1928, Fred Trudeau, a building contractor, and resident of Outremont, bought land and commissioned Montreal architect René Charbonneau to design and build the Outremont Theatre. With its early Art Deco exterior and its rich interior, it is a fine ...

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Ouimetoscope

By: Dick Nieuwendyk – mtltimes.ca   On January 1, 1906, opened the Ouimetoscope at the corner of St. Catherine and Montcalm Streets, in Montreal, the  first theatre in the  world dedicated exclusively to the showing of movies.   Fascinated with the film industry, and ...

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George-Etienne Cartier Monument

By: Dick Nieuwendyk – mtltimes.ca   The George-Etienne Cartier Monument was designed by Canadian sculptor Georges William Hill in collaboration with architects Edward and William S. Maxwell and sculptor Joseph Brunet. It was built in honour of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, a French-Canadian politician, and ...

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Montreal Pharmacy

By: Dick Nieuwendyk – mtltimes.ca   Charles Edouard Duquette, founder of what was going to be the “Pharmacy Montreal”, interrupted his studies in pharmacy to participate in the First World War of 1914-1918, when he treated sick and wounded soldiers on ships ...

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Ekers Brewery

  by Dick Nieuwendyk – mtltimes.ca   In the mid 19th century, Thomas Alfred Ekers, born in Woodbury, Devonshire, England migrated to Canada, where he apprenticed with a brewery in Montreal, founded in 1845 by his uncle George Bowes, and a brewer named ...

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