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Series of Lectures - Les Belles Soirées

January 20, 2016, January 27, 2016 and February 10, 2016

Belles Soirées -Musée McCord
Photographie de Wm. Notman & Son, Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, 1896, Achat de l'Associated Screen News Ltd., VIEW-2829.0 © Musée McCord

Le patrimoine architectural montréalais

Les Belles Soirées

As part of Les Belles Soirées, Armelle Wolff, an independent lecturer in art history and architectural heritage, will give three talks in the series Le patrimoine architectural montréalais. These talks are given in French.

Commercial Architecture in Old Montreal
January 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. (lecture full)

The architectural landscape of Old Montreal is still largely made up of former commercial buildings inherited from a time when the district was a vast distribution hub for the city and the country. This architectural ensemble is unique in North America, but remains unrecognized by the Montreal public.

When Saint-Jacques was the Wall Street of Canada :  The Architecture of Banks
January 27, 2016 at  2 p.m. (lecture full)

At a time during 19th century when Montreal was Canada’s metropolis, the country’s first banks built spectacular, sometimes lavish buildings along Saint-Jacques Street or in the immediate vicinity, turning it into Canada’s Wall Street of the period.

The Architecture of the Golden Square Mile
February 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. (lecture full)
The Golden Square Mile was where Montreal’s upper classes (especially Anglophone) settled during the second half of the 19th century. Even though it has been altered and reduced by downtown development, a number of its buildings still evoke the belle époque of the shady bucolic neighbourhood.

Location:  J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum
These talks are given in French.

Reservations and informations :

Presented by the Université de Montréal at the McCord Museum. Paid activity. To make reservations or find more information, please visit Les Belles Soirées.
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