10th World Congress on Art Deco in Montreal in May 2009 our tour of the 'old city' took us to the Caisse Nationale d'Économie building in Saint-Jacques Street West.
The building was designed by Payette and Crevier and constructed in 1938-39. There is simple decoration along the roofline and above the windows. The support for the flag pole is in the form of a fasces.
The dark panels in the centre of the façade between the widows are decorated with a stylised caduceus and almost look Victorian to me while the designs on the panels between the single windows on either side of the façade are striped back to very simple geometric patterns and look very modern.Art Deco Society of Montreal explaining the details and history of the building. You can see the interested faces of the group reflected in the glass panes.
Vieux-Montreal Tour Booklet, 10th World Congress on Art Deco, Montreal
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