Neighbourhood - Buildings

Maisonneuve market



Achitecture

The architecture of the Maisonneuve Market was influenced by the City Beautiful movement, an urban planning concept promoting the creation of classically inspired green spaces and civic and health facilities. The majestic symmetrical building with its four walls of grey stone and buff-coloured brick has a massive portal with a pediment decorated with a clock, varied fenestration, a central dome of purple glass tile, and four square turrets with pyramid roofs.

Inside, a grand marble staircase with a polished brass railing leads up to the first floor. The facilities were state-of-the-art for their time; in addition to the butcher stalls on the ground floor there was an assembly room where farmers sold their produce (cheese, butter, pork, poultry, etc.) “La fermière,” (the market gardener), a fountain monument by Alfred Laliberté, graces the courtyard - this was the first bronze statue of its size cast in Canada.

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Maisonneuve market

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Maisonneuve market

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Maisonneuve Market

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Maisonneuve market

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Maisonneuve market

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Maisonneuve market

© Ville de Montréal. Gestion des documents et archives (R-3062.2), © Héritage Montréal

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Maisonneuve market

© Ville de Montréal. Gestion des documents et archives (R-3062.2), © Héritage Montréal