The city of Maisonneuve was b> one of the main player of Quebec manufacturing industry. Led by a French bourgeoisie “ultramontaine” involved in all city life levels, the city was known for its shoe and steel factories, the city of Maisonneuve was seen as the Pittsburgh of the north.
Development of Maisonneuve city was made by a bunch of rich owners such as Alphonse Desjardins, who found a way to make profit out of their subdivised land near factories they owned most of the time. Often in key positions in the small city’s public service, these ultramontanes did everything to facilitate the construction of residential properties as the coming of many workers / residents / tenants.
Leader of the city of Maisonneuve where took by megalomania and decided that the city will be a garden city with large and distinguished public buildings such as a bath or a market.
Indebted excessively due to the construction of grand public buildings and with the slowdown in economic growth in 1910, with its 17 million dollars of debt the city of Maisonneuve had to merge with Montreal in 1918. Now this area is grouped in the arrondissement of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
153 Pictures of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal.
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City pictures : borough Hochelaga-Maisonneuve