High Ground: The Early History of Mount Royal. Part II: Mountain Real Estate

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Title
High Ground: The Early History of Mount Royal. Part II: Mountain Real Estate
Abstract
The decision in 1838 by the McGill Board of Governors to build an actual home for the college marked the beginning of the transformation of Montreal's Mount Royal into real estate. John Ostell, a British-born surveyor and architect, was chosen to build the Arts Building , which was completed in 1843. Ostell was later hired by John Redpath to subdivide his estate on Mount Royal into large building lots on both sides of Sherbrooke Street. According to the author, a new, largely English-speaking middle class with cash to invest snapped up these lots.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 5
Issue
no. 9
Pages
22-25
Date
March-June 2010
Language
en
Citation
MacLeod, Rod. “High Ground: The Early History of Mount Royal. Part II: Mountain Real Estate.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 5, no. 9 (June 2010): 22–25.
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