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La réception ducale à Montréal : Les décorations : 1) L'édifice de La Presse ; 2) Arc de triomphe McGill ; 3) Arc des citoyens, angle Peel et Sherbrooke ; 4) Arc, angle Windsor et Dorchester ; 5) Arc, angle St-Denis et Sherbrooke ; 6) Vue de la rue St-Jacques ; 7) Rue Windsor, près Ste-Catherine ; 8) Arc, place Jacques-Cartier ; 9) La gare Windsor ; 10) Rue Sherbrooke, près St-Laurent

 

 

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merci pour les commentaires, I appreciate all the comments :).

 

Here are some facts about the Windsor station:

 

-located at 1100 De La Gauchetière Street West

-built between 1887 and 1889

-was the Canadian Pacific Railway's (CPR) headquarters until 1996

-built by New York architect Bruce Price who is also the architect of the Château Frontenac in Québec city.

-was constructed at a cost of $300,000 CAD

-structure no longer is connected to the rail network

-CPR still uses part of the building for some of its operations, such as rail traffic control in Quebec and Southern Ontario

-rest of Windsor Station been redeveloped into an office and hotel complex and is famous for hosting an annual beer festival.

-Windsor Station was designated in 1990 as a heritage railway station by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

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Old Montreal: The Windsor Hotel at the corner of Renée Levesque (then Dorchester) and Peel streets appears in this undated photo from The Gazette archive.

 

For a daily look at vintage Montreal, follow @OldMontreal on Instagram: https://bitly.com/OldMTL

 

For our timeline of Montreal history through the pages of The Gazette, visit: https://bitly.com/Gaz235

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