#Montreal’s Champs de Mars area has had quite the transformation over the last century. It was once a military parade ground surrounded by Montreal’s fortifications and was then paved over — as seen in this photo from July 3, 1930 — to become a parking lot. The city eventually decided to turn the grounds into a park in the 1980s. The fort walls were found during the transformation and are now highlighted in the landscape. This photo was found in the @montrealgazette #archive library.

#Montreal’s Champs de Mars area has had quite the transformation over the last century. It was once a military parade ground surrounded by Montreal’s fortifications and was then paved over — as seen in this photo from July 3, 1930 — to become a parking lot. The city eventually decided to turn the grounds into a park in the 1980s. The fort walls were found during the transformation and are now highlighted in the landscape. This photo was found in the @montrealgazette #archive library.

Raffinerie de Montréal sur le canal Lachine en 1897. Cette photo a été prise par Francis Redpath, le fils du fondateur John Redpath.

Raffinerie de Montréal sur le canal Lachine en 1897. Cette photo a été prise par Francis Redpath, le fils du fondateur John Redpath.

Vieux Montreal bref history

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Le belvédère, parc du Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC, 1916, Wm. Notman & Son, 1916, 20e siècle // The Lookout, Mount Royal Park, Montreal, QC, 1916  Wm. Notman & Son, 1916, 20th century

Le belvédère, parc du Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC, 1916, Wm. Notman & Son, 1916, 20e siècle // The Lookout, Mount Royal Park, Montreal, QC, 1916 Wm. Notman & Son, 1916, 20th century

Check out this view of St-Denis St. taken north of Emery, looking South on Aug. 29, 1906.  #OldMontreal #Vintage Photo found in the @montrealgazette archive library.

Check out this view of St-Denis St. taken north of Emery, looking South on Aug. Photo found in the archive library.

Exterior view of the Banque Provinciale du Canada and the Montreal Star building, Montreal, ca. 1930 (BAC, Mikan 3685902, Copyright: expired Credit: Library and Archives Canada)

Exterior view of the Banque Provinciale du Canada and the Montreal Star building, Montreal, ca. 1930 (BAC, Mikan Copyright: expired Credit: Library and Archives Canada)

Another endearing public works project undertaken in the 1930s was the Atwater Market, as popular today as it was when it opened in 1932.

Another endearing public works project undertaken in the was the Atwater Market, as popular today as it was when it opened in

Chasse-neige ou charrue, années 1930, Montreal  20 photos qui font revivre lhistoire de Montréal (PHOTOS)

Draft horses from the Horse Palace were used for snow plowing.

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