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Then And Now, Notman Archives

Here are two pictures of Montreal taken in the 1800’s with a modern picture taken at the exact location. Since 2000 some stuff has changed, it would be nice to go out and get the same pictures today.

Harbour from Notre-Dame Church, looking east, Montreal, QC, 1863
Photograph | Harbour from Notre-Dame Church, looking east, Montreal, QC, 1863 | I-8413


View from Notre-Dame Basilica, looking east, Montreal, QC, 2000.

Photograph | View from Notre-Dame Basilica, looking east, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (I-8413) | M2001.60.31


View of the harbour, looking east, Montreal, QC, 1884

Photograph | View of the harbour, looking east, Montreal, QC, 1884 | VIEW-1332

View of the harbour, looking east from the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montreal, QC, 2000
Photograph | View of the harbour, looking east from the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-1332) | M2001.60.4

Silo 5 Summer Nostalgia

Renovations

After a failed attempt at a bigger target, Felix and I stumbled upon these two buildings located in Old-Montreal. According to the blueprints we found on the ground floor, they will soon be transformed into some sort of hotel.

The main floor

Top floor of the tallest of the two buildings.

The tallest building once housed an elevator that was located in the back of the building, all the machinery is now removed and the only traces that are left are all the holes on each floor covered by plywood sheets, and this sign.

Another paper sign is still visible on a rafter on that same floor.

Most of the work was done in the basement, where it seemed that they dug a little deeper and poured a new concrete floor, which clashed with the original stone foundations. The stone built firewall dividing both buildings was also cut at each level to allow people to cross between both buildings.