Le Château Apartments

Le Château Apartments is an apartment building in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at 1321 Sherbrooke Street West in the Golden Square Mile neighbourhood of Downtown Montreal.[1]

Le Château Apartments
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General information
TypeApartments
Architectural styleChâteauesque, Scottish Baronial
Location1321, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1J4
Coordinates45°29′58″N 73°34′43″W / 45.49941°N 73.57863°W / 45.49941; -73.57863
Construction started1925
Completed1926
Dimensions
Other dimensionsGrounds: 6,279 m2
Technical details
Floor area29,973 m2
Design and construction
ArchitectRoss and Macdonald

The building was commissioned by Pamphile Réal Du Tremblay the owner of La Presse newspaper at the time. It was constructed between February 1925 and 1926, and was designed by Montreal architecture firm Ross and Macdonald.[2] Its facade is Tyndall limestone from Manitoba and its structural material is steel.[1] It ranges from 12 to 14 stories tall. There are 136 apartments.[1]

The building is home to many famous residents, including at one time author Mordecai Richler for more than 20 years.[3]

ArchitectureEdit

Le Château Apartments were designed to resemble both French châteaux[1] and Scottish fortified houses.[2] The roof of the building is copper, which is commonly found in Canada's grand railway hotels. The facade of the building is mostly Tyndall limestone from Garson, Manitoba, and contains fossils dating from before the last ice age when much of southern Manitoba was covered by a vast sea.[4] Most of the architectural details are in Indiana Limestone.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Le Château Apartments". Le Château Apartments. 2010-12-29. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Le Chateau Apartments". Emporis. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  3. ^ Le Château Apartments at IMTL.org
  4. ^ Gravenor, Kristian; Gravenor, John David (2002). "Landmarks & Destinations". Montreal: The Unknown City. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press. p. 18. ISBN 1-55152-119-9.

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Coordinates: 45°29′58″N 73°34′43″W / 45.49941°N 73.57863°W / 45.49941; -73.57863