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Methodist Centenary Church | Montreal | Links Restored

The Methodist Centenary Church – home church of the Harveys in the early twentieth century – served the rapidly expanding, working-class district of The Point – officially known as Point St. Charles. This is the church where Marmaduke Lawrence Harvey was baptised. Unfortunately  the building was destroyed on Christmas Day in 1911.

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Montreal’s Spectacular Christmas Day Fire – The exterior of the West End Methodist Church as it looked after the disastrous Christmas Day fire had been extinguished by Montreal’s heroic fire laddies, man of whom were severely frost-bitten while fighting the flames. (Photo by J.F. Cook).

Click on the image to your left and you can go see a larger version of this – and many other images – of Montreal from the Massicotte Collection. Edouard-Zotique Massicotte was a very interesting gentleman who collected images of Montreal buildings – including newspaper clippings, postcards and photographs – over a fifty year period form 1870 to 1920. What is really fascinating is that he placed these into albums which were organized street by street. What a great resource today for local historians!

January 2, 2010 - Posted by | . | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Was this the church on Congregation St. in Point St. Charles that burnt ??

    Comment by Rhoda Ross | September 13, 2015 | Reply


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