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Redpath House

3457 du Musée Street

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Architectural Value

Built in 1886 by architect Sir Andrew Taylor, this is one of the rare examples of Queen Anne architecture still standing in Montreal, with its red bricks, its shingles of the same colour, its numerous gables and its long chimney.

Historic Value

A vestige of the era of the Montreal’s fabled Square Mile, home to Canada’s business élite, the Redpath House was built for a member of the large family of John Redpath, a wealthy contractor and industrialist renowned for his participation in the construction of the Lachine Canal and for founding the sugar refinery that bears his name. The Redpath family was one of the most influential Montreal families of the 19th century.

The Threat

In 1986, Héritage Montréal and Save Montreal obtained an injunction to stop the demolition of this historic building. Despite an out-of-court settlement between the parties, the building and the site, at least as far as maintenance goes, have been abandoned by its owner, who appears to still hope for a permit to demolish.

Initiatives of Héritage Montréal

Héritage Montréal has had several meetings with the owner and with municipal authorities. Over the 20 years since demolition stopped, Héritage Montréal has continued to remind municipal authorities of the need to preserve the house and find a way to integrate it into a development project that would respect the heritage and urban design qualities of the Square Mile.

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