Thursday, February 24, 2011

First Presbytarian Church

William,

Here are photos of 2 of the Presbytarian churches that exhisted in Verdun. Your grandmother probably attended one of these churches when she lived in Verdun in the 20s. One of the churches was at 503 - 5th ave. and another at the corner of Church and Ross streets. I have also included a map of Verdun. The address of 103 - third ave. where your grandmother lived in the 20s is between Wellington and LaSalle Blvd, on the east side (right).

I will be going to Verdun in a couple of weeks and can take a photo of that address and post it here if you wish.

 

 

12 comments:

john allison said...

Guy. I was christened at that church. Also attended movies there in the basement. Also was an usher when I got a little older. When they built the new church beside the old one, they made a gym in the old place of worship. Wonderful memories of those days. I didn't know about the fire. Thanks for the info.

Les F said...

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=503+5+Av,+Verdun,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Qu%C3%A9bec+H4G+1N5&aq=&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=18.1472,35.771484&ie=UTF8&geocode=FYibtQIdZGSd-w&split=0&hq=&hnear=503+5+Av,+Verdun,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Qu%C3%A9bec+H4G+1N5&ll=45.455314,-73.561749&spn=0,0.033817&z=15&layer=c&cbll=45.456189,-73.571201&panoid=BhDTz1wcQsYb3PrwLKYoXg&cbp=12,345.83,,0,5 just click on the endless link code,should bring you to a streetview on Google .......Cheers !! HF&RV

Guy Billard said...



Here is a slideshow of the photos from my album no. 7. There are 5 photos at the end on the Verdun Model School.

Guy

Guy Billard said...



William,
I have added a slideshow wich includes your photo of the Verdun Model School to my album no. 7.
Guy

Sandra macDonald said...

Great slide show Guy but could you slow it down a bit.....I couldn't read the school names and look at the pictures. A little fast.

Guy Billard said...

Sandra,
Sorry, we cannot control the speed of the slideshow. However, these photos are in my album no. 7 that you can view on my site on this site:
htttp://shgverdun.multiply.com/photos
Guy

Les F said...

On the Contrary ,You can control several things on the Slide Show (including the Speed) If you look at the bottom control board immediaetely below & part of the Slide Show Viewer,you will see from left to right,A Pause Button, then two Directional Arrows (back or forward) then the Multiply Logo in the center,Then a Slide Bar Control with a (-) minus sign ---------------over to a (+) plus sign (slide the ball in the center of the bar from one side to the other), That is your Speed Control, then in the far Right Corner is a little square allowing you to increase the viewing area to Full Screen.
Cheers !! HF&RV
or as Guy suggests you can go directly to his Photo Album # 7 or click on this direct link
http://shgverdun.multiply.com/photos/album/7/Album_No._7_Verdun_Schools

Les F said...

Also if it's keeping up with Church's & School pictures there are num,erous photo albums in this sites Photo Album Section with plenty of class photos ,church photos , school photos etc etc.
Always worth going over the stored info on any site to see what they have & what we may have forgotten........
Here is one of the photo albums avaialble ,this one from OShayne:
http://verdunconnections2.multiply.com/photos/album/71/st_thomas_1950s

then this one from DannyB containing two StWillibrord class photos:
http://verdunconnections2.multiply.com/photos/album/7/St.Willibrord_School
also this one from montrealgoodtimes:
http://verdunconnections2.multiply.com/photos/album/57/Kensington_Schools_Class_Pics

another from VHS by celery1:
http://verdunconnections2.multiply.com/photos/album/65/VHS_Carnival_School_Year_1969_70

VHS yearbook by BobArch:
http://verdunconnections2.multiply.com/photos/album/42/VHS_Class_of_1958

then VCHS 1964 two photos by SGWU
http://verdunconnections2.multiply.com/photos/album/73/VCHS_GRADUATING_CLASS_1963-64

Crawford Park Grad by Maggie6697:
http://verdunconnections2.multiply.com/photos/album/79/old_pics_of_Montreal
and a few others there too, have a look if you like,........Cheers !! HF&RV

Les F said...

All of the above links also allow you to view in SlideShow ,as well as by individual photos.... HF&RV

Guy Billard said...

Les,
Thanks for the information, this is all new to me.
Guy

Guy Billard said...

It is unbelievable all the information that is available on this sight. I highly recommend that members join the PREMIUM option wich is extra. I paid $19.95 last year wich is automatically renewable each year. In my case it becomes effective the 3rd of march. I think it is a reasonable amount to pay to assure us that the site will last for years to come. This is just my opinion.
Guy

Sandra macDonald said...

Hi, This pertains to the comments about the church on 5th.... My Aunt Vic was the Church lady at that church. I believe she ran the place....placed the organ....planned bazaars....the variety shows, etc.
We used to watch movies on saturday with my cousins Bruce and Steven and got to sit up in the crying room. Great memories.