Chequers Court (3055 Sherbrooke St. West) erected in 1929 was designed by David R. Brown on the grounds of a former Sulpician farm. The stock market crash, that same year, prevented construction of the additional one-third of the building’s original design.
Next door is Chequers Place (2055 St. Catherine St. West) – a more modern building on the same former Sulpician farm property. Apparently, it took some time to drain the priests’ fishing stream to make space for this building.
(Photograph from the Westmount News, March 31, 1911)
The Mount Royal Riding Academy on Hillside designed by R. Montgomery Roddon – currently used as an Armoury for the 34 Combat Engineer Regiment (34CER).
Another fresh blanket of snow, covering the park, on an early Sunday morning.
Crescent moon with Mars and Venus over Westmount Park – that was quite a sight last night!
If you think this bitterly cold weather causes exposed skin damage – take a look at what it does to tree bark. Apparently, when the bark cracks it makes an audible sound similar to a rifle shot.
For as long as I can remember, this building has been referred to as the “comfort station”.
I recently learned it is listed as the “pavilion” in Canada’s Historic Places. In fact, the building and the entire park are listed as a historic site.
‘Westmount Park (1898-1899) and its pavilion (1929, MacDougall)”
People enjoying maple syrup, rolled in snow, from a traditional sugar shack.
Tending the horses used for the children’s sleigh rides.