The bilingual Images Montreal website provides more than 5,000 images of streets, buildings, and houses in Montreal. Its street index is especially interesting to genealogists. Click on St. Antoine Street to learn that this street opened in 1801 and its former names were chemin de la petite rivière, rue du Canal, and rue Craig. Below this information, you will find modern-day photos and, in the case of St. Antoine, black and white photos of what the street looked like decades ago.
Images Montreal describes itself as “a true historical encyclopaedia and a guide to modern architecture of Montreal. This website is made as much for architecture students as well as for tourists wishing to have a taste of the Quebec metropolis before the travel.”
Sections on this intriguing website include People & Institutions where you can see the homes of 19th and 20th century businessman, historic buildings, and churches. Click on a decade in History of Montreal to see the key events that took place during that period. There is even a section called Montreal Windows and another called Backstreets of Montreal. The quirkiest section, however, is perhaps Building by Bus where people have travelled bus routes to take photos of some of the city’s noteworthy buildings.
Thanks to Dianne Seale Nolin who posted this website on the Genealogy à la carte Facebook group.