Saturday, 10 September 2011

Saturday Photo: More Hints of the Plateau's Rural Past

Le Jeune street is only a block long, running between boulevards St-Joseph and Laurier in Montreal's Plateau district. It doesn't fit into the usual pattern, being too narrow and not hooking up with the rest of the grid. With one exception (something built in 2000), all the buildings are well over 100 years old, with the oldest dating from 1880.

Walking down it on recent rainy afternoon, it seemed very peaceful. The little gadens tucked behind fences heightened the impression that here you could glimpse what the neighborhood was like when it was the home of working folk living in modest dwellings at the edge of a larger city.

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