"Hudson Bay Company Store (1891)" Montreal Favorite Tip by yooperprof
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Favorite thing: This red sandstone "monument to capitalism" was opened in 1891 in Phililps Square as Morgan's Department Store, then the largest retailer in Montreal. (It became a HBC emporium in 1959.) The architect/designer was John Pearce Hill, who recycled some of the stones that had been part of Canada's first Parliament buildings, which were located in Montreal in the 1840s.
It's a prominent landmark on Rue Ste. Catherine Ouest (west) - at 585.
Interesting trivia: the family of CSA (Confederate States of America) President Jefferson Davis lived on this site during the period of the American Civil War in the early 1860s - Davis had sent his wife and children here to Quebec for safety.
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