A group of men and women decided to settle on a tip of land on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. That was in 1642 and the start of the area’s urbanization. Here are 2 and a half photographs from a short working visit to Old Montreal, the settlement that expanded and transformed to the bourgeois centre of the city in the 19th century, the heart of the metropolis in the early 20th century and is now the historic city centre.

Photograph of Old Montreal
View near the Canadian Bank of Commerce Building in Old Montreal

The old holds its own as lines of the current era emerge.

Canadian Bank of Commerce -1909
The Corinthian colomnade of the Canadian Bank of Commerce -1909
Linosite – linear interpretations of old montreal
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