Montreal Summer Photos 12


Summer photos 12 of the George-Étienne-Cartier Square and Park surrounded by St-Henri and St-Ambroise streets, close to the St-Remi tunnel.

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The construction of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Square was an election promise made by Hormidas Laporte who also promised to annex the city of St-Henri to the city of Montreal because of its growing population and heavy debt load. 

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Hormidas Laporte became mayor of the city of Montreal and kept his promises. The annexation of St-Henri to Montreal occurred in 1905 and the George-Étienne-Cartier Square was built in 1912.

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A Square built on the site of the former Dominion Abattoir & Stock Yards Company, an important factory and slaughterhouse located on an area destroyed by a fire in 1902.

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Restored in 2003, the components of the fountain of the George-Étienne-Cartier Square were ordered by catalog from an American company called Mott Iron Works.

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The houses built around the Square all had to have a facade made out of stones or decorative bricks.

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Needless to say that the prohibitive costs of such a requirement resulted in excluding the blue collar workers from the possibility of building a house around the park.

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Summer Photos 12 by Rachel Louise Barry


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