14 August, 2008

Ford Hotel Montreal Postcard

The prelinen postcard shows the Ford Hotel in Montreal, published by Lumitone. Unfortunately the only Ford Hotel that I was able to gather information was the hotel in Toronto, not in Montreal. Good thing that there was a little bit of information at the back of the card. However, I was able to find information about the Ford Hotels Company and it shows the same hotel, but it stated that it is the Hotel Ford in Buffalo, New York and not the Montreal chain.

Ford Hotel Montreal Postcard

THE FORD: MONTREAL'S NEWEST HOTEL
750 rooms with bath. Radio in every room. Situated in Dorchester Street at Bishop; one minute's walk to C.P.R. Station; five minutes' ride to C.N.R. Station and Steamboat Landings. French sidewalk Cafe. One block to shopping and theatre district. Four hundred car fireproof garage opposite.

NOTE: UNKNOWN IF DEMOLISHED OR OPERATIONAL

4 comments:

Arié Moyal said...

This building is located at 1425 Rene Levesque West and is currently used as an office building

the viajero said...

thanks for the info arie..

Anonymous said...

Google has a Streetview of the building:

Link: http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1425+REN%C3%89-L%C3%89VESQUE+BOUL+O,+Montreal,+QC&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=18.602302,81.298828&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1425+Boulevard+Ren%C3%A9+L%C3%A9vesque+Ouest,+Montreal,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Quebec+H3G+1T7&ll=45.495031,-73.573778&spn=0.001228,0.002508&z=19&layer=c&cbll=45.494952,-73.573854&panoid=WNnAiRJAcHprm7MiNSlwfw&cbp=12,322.43,,0,-17.5

Rich said...

In the 1960s or '70s this building housed the Montreal studios of the CBC. I worked in this building during the late 80s or early 90s. One year they renovated the lobby and I remember seeing a huge CBC logo embedded in the terrazzo floor.