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Bank of Montreal, 2002
© CMCC, photo Harry Foster, no. D2005-00057

The Bank of Montreal
40 Promenade du Portage

Three Philemon Wrights were the successive owners of this commercial lot in the nineteenth century. However, the occupants and owners of the buildings on the site were a hotelkeeper, a restaurant owner and a saddler, a rare profession nowadays. The Bank of Montreal constructed this Beaux-Arts building in 1907 at the entrance to the city, on the corner of two main thoroughfares, Bridge (Eddy) Street and Main (du Portage) Street, one of Hull's busiest intersections. The bank moved out in 1970, and a succession of restaurants occupied the building until 1995, when the current pawnshop opened its doors. In 1989, the City declared the bank building a historical monument of our architectural heritage.

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Latitude North  45.42502  Longitude  West  71.97483

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The picture below shows the Bank logo in concrete as it appears today on the side of the building

Bank crest cast in concrete, 2002
© CMCC, photo: Harry Foster

Another shot of the bank exterior, 2002
© CMCC, photo: Harry Foster, no. D2005-00058