Baron Alfred Baumgarten house

The Montreal Times often publishes before and after photos of grand homes in Montreal. In the latest issue, the newspaper featured the Baron Alfred Baumgarten house at 3450 McTavish, in the city’s Golden Square Mile, and its history.

“At the turn of the century, the Baumgarten house was a center of social activity for the elite of Montreal. The house was also a favorite place for the Governor-General when he came to Montreal. After the outbreak of the First World War, Baumgarten offered his Montreal residence to be used as a convalescent home for disabled soldiers returning from the Front.”

In 1926, McGill University purchased the house as the residence for General Sir Arthur Currie, who had just become the school’s principal. Today, it is the McGill Faculty Club.

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About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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One Response to Baron Alfred Baumgarten house

  1. Susan Gingras Calcagni says:

    I’ve attended a couple of events at the McGill Faculty Club, and find it very interesting to read these articles on places in Montreal. I will pass this article onto a friend who is an architect and would enjoy to read about the building as he has work on the premises.

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