Industrial Architecture Montreal 



  Canadian Switch and Spring Co.

1401-1545, rue St-Patrick;

Architect: (unknown)
Building Type: factory
Materials: brick
Completed: 1898-99
Alterations: 1942, 1994
Alteration Architect: Spence & Burge
Note: In 1994, the building was extensively modified. The wall facing the canal has been largely preserved. Currently occupied by Agmont, a knitting and dyeing plant.


View from rue du Canal, looking east (1999)


Archemi. Inventaire et évaluation des ressources culturelles Canal de Lachine. Montréal: Parcs Canada, 1995. : 487-90
Location: Centre de documentation. Parcs Canada- secteur de Lachine.
Visuals: exterior photo.

Centre canadien d'architecture. An Industrial Landscape observed: the Lachine Canal, 14 July to 25 October 1992. Montréal: Canadian Centre for Architecture=Centre canadien d'architecture, 1992. .
Visuals: interior photo.

Communauté Urbaine de Montréal. Architecture Industrielle Montreal. Montréal: Le Service, 1982. : 96-7
Visuals: exterior photo.

Laguë, Jean., Willa Burgess, and Mark London. Proposal: Canal de Lachine, Ecluses St-Gabriel. Montréal: Héritage Montréal, 1985. : 13
Visuals: exterior photo.

Riga, Andy. "Canal zone retro: Discreet Logic takes the lead in developing a high-tech industrial park in the Lachine Canal district just west of Old Montreal." . Montreal Gazette, 19 Jul. 1997: C1

Sicotte, Anne-Marie and Rene Theriault. The Lachine Canal Historical Guide. Montréal: Association Les Mil Lieues, 1987. : 29


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