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Saint-Paul and de la Commune

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
Homes and shops

Some combination homes and shops dating from prior to 1850 can still be seen near Rue Saint-Vincent, old examples of the near-total makeover of Rue Saint-Paul in the 19th century. At the time, their display windows attracted well-to-do ladies seeking local crafts and the latest products from England.

Then came the warehouse-shops, carrying the latest industrial goods from Montréal and abroad, at wholesale prices. Their roofs are flat rather than sloped, indicating that they were built after 1850.


An 1840s building shows a rounded corner at a time when simplified forms were preferred.

Rounded corner


This commercial building from 1873 is one of the few to have retained its mansards,
an architectural detail in the Second Empire style.