Monday, August 16, 2010

Notman Photography and Associated Screen News Building, Montreal

Notman Photography and Associated Screen News Building, Montreal

The Notman Photography and Associated Screen News Building was designed by Ross & Macdonald in 1937.

William Notman was a Scottish-born photographer who established his photography business in Montreal in December 1856 and continued to take photographs until his death in November 1891. Two of his sons continued the firm with William taking over in 1891, working through until his death in 1913 and Charles, who joined his brother in 1894, maintaining the business until he sold it to Associated Screen News in 1935.

In 1995, the building became part of the nearby Holt Renfew department store also designed by Ross & Macdonald in 1937.

References:
William Notman, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Centre-Ville Tour Booklet, 10th World Congress on Art Deco, Montreal, May 2009

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