Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A fence in Verdun

 

Can you make a link between this old green Frost fence and the history of Verdun ?

 

http://goo.gl/maps/oILu

 

 

JMH

18 comments:

Les F said...

I am not sure what you are asking JMH ? I do see that fence as being the end of the schoolyard for the old Bannantyne School......but you know what else I see , is when you manoeuvre the arrows and look down Gordon back towards Verdun from Bannatyne, you can see an empty lot ,with cement planters as the boundary, I believe this is or was the old Lumberyard that I played in as a kid, escaping the lumber yard dog on many occasions & climbing on the piles of lumber stored in there. There was also an exit out the back into a lane way that ran perpendicular to Verdun av , it ran towards Quinn Lane ( one of the few laneways / rouelles) to actually be named. I lived on Verdun avenue at one time btwn. Rielle & Gordon and played in these lanes plenty of times,
I should explain Quinn Lane ran from Gordon to Rielle right behind where I lived at one time,which also would have been behind the old Guardian Newspaper office.
However back to your question, my guess is that the fence is all that remains of the old Protestant School fence. Cheers !! HF&RV

Ken McLaughlin said...

A kid named Tom Sawyer used to live in that first bottom flat and right beside them was The Man With No Nose who was always sitting on his gallery, no doubt content to scare the crap out of us kids.

My dad went to that school, Protestant Bastard, as he used to facetiously say (us kids went to Catholic schools as a result of a wacky French/Irish mixed marriage). Yea, remember those lumber yards well. The building that went down was a bakery for a while wasn't it?

Ken M

Jean-Marie Hachey said...

Hi Les !

Thanks for a brief review of the history of the neighborhood.

You’re right.

This old fence is the last remain of the old Bannantyne school.

I posted some infos on this school on the McCord Museum website :


http://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca/scripts/viewobject.php?Lang=1&section=196&accessnumber=VIEW-23779&viewcomments=true#comments


Have a good day !

JMH

pauline garneau said...

Wow -
All that history behind a piece of green fence.
You're pretty darn good .
I remember Bannantyne school and now it's gone too.

Jean-Marie Hachey said...

Only 3 lanes have names in Verdun : Victor, McDougall and Quinn.

Ruelle Victor (Lane) (1943)
Named in honor of Victor Montreuil.
Employee of the ancient city of Verdun. Victor Montreuil was manager of the Commission on Unemployment Insurance of Verdun in 1933.

Ruelle Quinn (Lane) (1949)
Named in honor of Patrick Quinn (1893-1947).
Originally from Scotland, he married Mary Elizabeth O'Brien in the parish of St. Mary's of Glasgow (Scotland) in 1918. He was alderman of Verdun (1945-1947).

Ruelle McDougall (Lane) (1956)
Named in honor of the Rev. J. H. McDougall.
Priest-founder of the Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice parish in Verdun.

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Source :
Le patrimoine toponymique
Ville de Montréal
http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=1560,1723438&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Les F said...

Thanks , JMH..... I cannot remember where McDougall Ln is ? but I do remember us discussing this very topic years ago on the first verdun Connections site..and is Victor Ln the one that runs out onto Lasalle Blvd (what was once known as Malarkey) the lane I'm thinking of ran towards the old Munitions Plant D.I.L. (?)
Cheers !! HF&RV

Les F said...

Btw : there were actual addfress's on a few houses that were in Quinn Ln. I seem to remember seeing one in my memory that was address # 10...
I will look thorugh the old photographs I have here & see if I can find some pics from that time...
Cheers !! HF&RV

Ken McLaughlin said...

My parents were married by McDougall in the church at Galt and Bannantyne - after my dad's "conversion" to Catholicism, what do I got to do, ok, yea, whatever.

Ken M

Victor Coveduck said...

I went to Bannantyne School in 1946-47! I remember the lumber yard. It seems to me it caught fire and burned down. Ahh, Bannantyne School and "No Nonsense "Principal Harrison! My 7th Grade teacher was 'Bessie Mckay.' A good teacher. Wonder if she is still alive.Guess not. Those were the DAZE! sez Victah!

Victor Coveduck said...

Gee and I thought they named that Victor Lane after me! sez Victah

Ken McLaughlin said...

There was at least one place in Quinn Lane with an address, little house near Rielle.

Les F said...

The one I think I remember is # 10,..but I do believe there were a few of them (not many),but Ken you could solve that question with a less than 5 minute walk ( or is it longer these days....lol)
and no stopping at Old Lady Crockers for her homemade coke-sickle & beat up old comics for trade, or diverting over to Paul's (the store by the lane off Verdun across from mt old house) Cigarettes two for a nickel he sell them to us for......Just walk strait up Gordon ,pass the Church & walk thorugh the lane,.you have to go to more than the halfway mark (past the other lane) & there should be an address on those old shacks..... Cheers !! HF &RV

Jean-Marie Hachey said...

Addresses on Quinn Lane in 1970 :
4342 : H. Twigg
4350 : L & M Auto Repair Inc.
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Lovell Directory (1970-71) :
http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/lovell/src/1970-1971/15.Section_des_adresses_des_rues/Q/110780_1970-1971_1592.pdf

Jean-Marie Hachey said...

Victor, McDougall and Quinn lanes on Google Maps :

Ruelle Victor Lane :
http://goo.gl/maps/e3Dn

Ruelle McDougall Lane :
http://goo.gl/maps/wwuN

Ruelle Quinn Lane :
http://goo.gl/maps/xP8A

Les F said...

Thanks JM,.........I appreciate that.

Les F said...

This should be (at least I hope it is) the small wedge shaped building on Lasalle Blvd right at Ruelle Victor ......as I mentioned earlier Lasalle Blvd at this point was once known as Malarkey St/Av ?
When I first heard that , I thought it was a lot of 'malarkey' but it was seriouly called that many moons ago.
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=4080+Rue+Wellington,+Verdun,+QC+H4G+3M6&aq=0&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=23.430526,56.162109&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=4080+Rue+Wellington,+Verdun,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Qu%C3%A9bec+H4G+1V6&layer=c&cbll=45.468418,-73.566949&panoid=LDRU7byRsljjt42sMo7j9g&cbp=13,219.48,,0,25.13&ll=45.468318,-73.566889&spn=0,0.00854&z=17

We also have a photo of this skinny little building in one of our albums , but which one,I am not sure right now. I will post the photo,when I come across it. Unless Guy or JMH or someone else has it handy.
Also when you open a Google map & you see that little figurine person shape, you can click and drag that little bugger anywhere on the map,then the map will appear at that spot with a proper streetview: but you probably knew that anyway.........Cheers !! HF&RV

Maggie McKiernon said...

Two Bessies at Bannantyne? My grandmother, Bessie McNaughton, taught at Bannantyne.

Guy Billard said...

I was in Verdun yesterday and took these photos at the corner of Gordon & Bannantyne wich should bring back memories to Maggie as well as those who went to Bannantyne school or lived in the area like myself.
Guy
Photo Album 2011-04-17