II-81971.1 | Apartment house, 40 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, QC, 1886

 
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Apartment house, 40 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, QC, 1886
Wm. Notman & Son
1886, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
14 x 10.2 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
II-81971.1
© McCord Museum
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According to the Wm. Notman & Son studio records, this photograph was commissioned by Miss Gee, a nurse and masseuse, who lived at 40 McGill College Avenue from 1886 to 1892. During that time, Miss Gee's business was turned into a "private hospital." The building was located on the southwest corner of Burnside Place, today called De Maisonneuve Boulevard. It was opposite the new Shaar Hashomayim congregation synagogue, officially opened in 1886. Miss Gee's neighbours were notaries, physicians, jewellers, merchants and McGill University professors and students. A number of small shops were concentrated on the lower part of the avenue, south of St. Catherine Street.