The Road to Terrace Bank: Land Capitalization, Public Space and the Redpath Family Home, 1837-1861

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Title
The Road to Terrace Bank: Land Capitalization, Public Space and the Redpath Family Home, 1837-1861
Abstract
The author contends that the efforts of nineteenth-century Montreal land developer and businessman John Redpath (1796-1869) to subdivide his country estate into residential lots for the city’s expanding Anglophone middle-class were marked by a shrewd sense of marketing and a keen understanding of the political climate – but they were also strongly determined by the Redpath family’s need for status and comfort. Both qualities were provided by Terrace Bank, the house at the centre of the estate on Montreal’s Sherbrooke Street, and both would only increase with the creation of an upper middle-class suburb around it on the slopes of Mount Royal.
Publication
Journal of the Canadian Historical Association
Volume
New Series Vol. 14
Pages
165-192
Date
2003
Language
en
Citation
MacLeod, Roderick. “The Road to Terrace Bank: Land Capitalization, Public Space and the Redpath Family Home, 1837-1861.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association New Series Vol. 14 (2003): 165–192.
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