I-20772.1 | Rear of the Victoria Barracks, Le Royer Street, Montreal, QC, 1866

 
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Rear of the Victoria Barracks, Le Royer Street, Montreal, QC, 1866
William Notman (1826-1891)
1866, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
8 x 5 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
I-20772.1
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , commercial (1771) , Photograph (77678)
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The Hôtel-Dieu warehouse stores formed a huge complex that extended from St. Paul Street to Le Royer Street, east of St. Sulpice Street. Because of their size and their architectural features, these buildings were very distinct from the more modest commercial buildings that were typical of the first half of the 19th century, when the shop and the residence were often side by side.


In 1866, fear of an invasion by the Fenians, an armed militant movement demanding political independence for Ireland and well established in the United States, led to a concentration of British soldiers in Montreal. Some were billeted in the Hôtel-Dieu warehouse stores, which then briefly became the Victoria Barracks.