Oil on Canvas,
8 x 8 x 2 inches,
by Sandra Boorne
#Contemporary #Expressionism #Landscape
About the work:
In the second half of the 19th century, the arrival of the “Grand Trunk” railway and large industries such as the Moseley tannery in 1859 drove expansion and urbanization in the village of Saint-Augustin. This quadrilateral between Saint-Augustin street in the west, Notre-Dame in the north, Atwater in the east and Saint-Ambroise in the south, is then called “the village of Saint-Augustin”. It is one of the three village nuclei of the future Saint-Henri district. This house, property of Antoine Déloche, cart manufacturer, was built in 1868 with an extension added around 1925. This house at 124 rue Rose-de-Lima was saved and completely restored in the 2000’s by a resident passionate about preserving its architecture.
Having discovered the history of this sector some time ago, I came upon this house while walking in St. Henri and decided it needed to be part of my “Passion Montreal” series.