Laurentian Hotel

The Laurentian Hotel was a 1000-room hotel on Dorchester Street, now René Lévesque Boulevard, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The hotel was built in 1948 and demolished in 1978.[1] The building was designed by Charles Davis Goodman, who was the architect of a number of prominent Streamline Moderne structures in the city, including the Jewish General Hospital and Bens De Luxe Delicatessen & Restaurant.[2]

The Canadian Pacific proposed a new development for the site of the hotel in the late 1970s, and it was subsequently demolished in 1978.[3] At the time, it was the largest hotel ever demolished in Canada.[4] The La Laurentienne Building now stands on the site of the former hotel.[5]

References

  1. Marsan, Jean-Claude. Montreal in Evolution. McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 319. ISBN 0-7735-0798-1.
  2. "Charles Davis Goodman". Montréal's Architects. Images Montréal. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  3. "Do you remember the Laurentien Hotel?". April 17, 2017.
  4. Cahill, Linda (September 10, 1974). "'Creative' project pledged to replace doomed landmark". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  5. Won, Shirley (16 February 1984). "New tower called job creator". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 15 September 2013.


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