MP-1983.94.1 | Hotel d'Italie, Craig Street opposite Champ de Mars, Montreal, QC, 1907-17

 
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Hotel d'Italie, Craig Street opposite Champ de Mars, Montreal, QC, 1907-17
Anonyme - Anonymous
1900-1925, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
23 x 17 cm
Gift of M. Jérome Denis
MP-1983.94.1
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , commercial (1771) , Photograph (77678)
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Keys to History

The clientele for this modest hotel on Craig Street, which looked like dozens of others in the city, was perhaps the Italian immigrants who were landing in Montreal at the beginning of the 20th century. That, at least, is what is suggested by its name, Hotel d'Italie, and the name of its proprietor, Roncari. It was near the port and St. Lawrence Boulevard, the gateway to Montreal for immigrants. The first little Italian community actually began to form a little to the east.