VIEW-4867 | "Ravenscrag", Hugh Montagu Allan's residence, Montreal, QC, 1901

 
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"Ravenscrag", Hugh Montagu Allan's residence, Montreal, QC, 1901
Wm. Notman & Son
1901, 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-4867
© McCord Museum
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Built on the side of the mountain in 1861, the sumptuous mansion of maritime transport magnate, Hugh Allan, still dominated the city in 1901. During this period, it belonged to Allan's eldest son, Hugh Montagu Allan. For many people, the "Ravenscrag" residence represented an unattainable dream. Among the British visitors who had the means to visit Montreal around 1900, only a small minority could hope to be received there. This would be the case, for example, for Prince Arthur, in 1906. The city nevertheless had many houses that were more accessible and less costly, even humble.

Source: Virtual Exhibition Urban Life through Two Lenses