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Des Récollets

Tour route Next section Previous section Back to Notre-Dame Est Boulevard Saint-Laurent Rue Notre-Dame West The Old Seminary and Notre-Dame Place d’Armes Rue Saint-Jacques Des Récollets Around Rue de l’Hôpital Rue Saint-Paul, near Place d’Youville Place d’Youville Western end of the Old Port Pointe-à-Callière and Place Royale Saint-Paul and de la Commune From Saint-Amable to Saint-Gabriel Place Jacques-Cartier Eastern end of the Old Bonsecours From Bonsecours to Berri Rue Notre-Dame East Champ-de-Mars
Rue Des Récollets You are now entering one of the most beautiful Victorian business districts in North America. Everywhere, graceful greystone façades attract your gaze, as they did with customers in days gone by. These warehouse-shops, dating from the 1850s to the 1880s, were used to receive, store and showcase both imported and domestic products.

The Ramsay building, erected in 1858 on Rue des Récollets, is a fine example of the stone-frame style. A. Ramsay, a paint manufacturer, was the first occupant, followed by a cigar manufacturer until the mid-20th century. This photo was taken in 1868. 

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The Ramsay building

Stone framing 

Rue Sainte-Hélène 

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