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.