MOVING DAY COMES FOR HISTORIC GRIFFINTOWN HOUSE
A tiny heritage home in Montreal’s Griffintown got a big sendoff today as it was moved temporarily by developers of a new condominium project next door.
The house was built in 1825 on Murray Street, a block east of its present-day location, and is believed to have been moved to 175 de la Montagne Street by schoolteacher Andrew Keegan in 1865.
Built in a style known as Anglo-Norman, the little house made of wood and brick is one of the rare Griffintown examples of a style that’s usually associated with Quebec City, said Southwest borough Mayor Benoit Dorais.
“It’s important to save this kind of heritage, the modest heritage of our neighbours,” Dorais said
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