This is an apartment block called Le Cylamen on Chemin Queen Mary in Montreal.
The entrance is set back from the street with the two wings of the building providing a somewhat more private space. The door itself is flanked by walls of glass blocks. Each floor is marked against the dark brick by a thin band of concrete decoration. Each floor also has its own glass block window probably to provide light for the stairwell. The top floor has two porthole windows.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.