David McCarthy, New Haven, CT

Old Montreal, Canada

Old Montreal, Canada: photographs taken in 2007
The oldest area in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, dating back to New France.

History and Information: wikipedia
New France became a British colony in 1763 after the French and Indian War. British rule would radically change the face of Old Montreal. Until the late 18th century the impact was not visible, as construction methods inherited from the French regime continued. However, distrust of the British authorities of the Catholic clergy caused the departure of several from Old Montreal. Another factor changed the appearance of Old Montreal: fires. Wood construction and an increased population density due to the construction of fortifications caused many fires, and conflagrations have reconfigured Old Montreal. The fires of 1765 and 1768 destroyed nearly half the buildings in the old city. In May 1765, fire destroyed about 110 houses before destroying the old Hôtel de Callière and the former General Hospital. In April 1768, 88 houses between rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Hotel Vaudreuil were burned, including the Congregation Notre-Dame convent. In following years, the city was to be rebuilt even more densely.

Old Montreal, Canada

Elevation: Highest 764 ft, Lowest 20 ft.
Temperature: Summer 86° F, and 5° F  in winter.
Annual Rain Average: n/a
Population: 1,620,693 in 2006

Internet Videos: NOT MINE!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pakw4mbZUk&feature=related

Internet Links:
http://www.vieux.montreal.qc.ca/eng/accueila.htm
http://www.vieux.montreal.qc.ca/infos/eng/info_toura.htm

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