06 April, 2011

Ford Hotel Montreal Postcard Upate

The 750-room Ford Hotel Montreal opened in 1930. The hotel is now an office buildingand referred to as 1425 René-Levesque Ouest. It also served as CBC-Radio-Canada Montreal headquarters from 1936 to the early seventies.

The former Ford Hotel was purchased by the CBC in September of 1948. It took two years to convert the hotel into CBC building complete with 26 modern radio studios and three for television, news rooms, recording rooms and large master control. The hotel was renamed the Radio-Canada Building when it opened on May 18, 1951.

The old Ford Hotel Montreal

SOURCES:
Ford Hotel Wikipedia Entry
CBFT-TV (Radio-Canada), Montreal, Société Radio-Canada

IMAGE SOURCE:
Le 1425, René-Levesque Ouest (Hotel Ford), images

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Ford Hotel Montreal Postcard

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