2030 Pie-IX


This industrial building, located near Marché Maisonneuve and the Olympic Stadium, was built over a reinforced concrete structure, a construction technique considered innovative at the turn of the century. Large concrete pilasters, visible from the outside, exposes the structural system of beams and columns. The east and west façades are opened up in such a way as to provide exceptional natural lighting through the huge arched paned windows on the top floor. Another advantage of the reinforced concrete structure is the openness of the interior space, with numerous mushroom-shaped pillars. The main façade features moulded shapes in the Art Nouveau style, a rarity.

  • History

    The name ‘American Can Co.’ is engraved on the façade. The American manufacturer of tin cans became one of the largest employers in Montreal when it set up its business operations there in 1901

  • Alterations and renovations

    Five-storey expansion on Jeanne-d’Arc street in 1928; another expansion in 1939; construction of round chimney in 1943; interior remodeling in 1952 and complete refitting of all the floors completed in 2011.
  • Caracteristics

    Adresse:  2030 Boulevard Pie-IX
    Montréal, QC H1V 2C8

    Autres façades :
    – 2050 Boulevard Pie-IX
    Montréal, QC H1V 3T6
    – 2053-2065 Avenue Jeanne d’Arc
    Montréal, QC H1W 1T3

    Année de construction : 1917-1918

    Architecte(s) : C.G. Preis, ing. (agrandissements rue Jeanne-d’Arc)

    Étages : 4 étages,  5ème étage partiel et 1 sous-sol

    Superficie par étage : 75 000 pieds²     

    Superficie totale : 315 000 pieds²

    Géré par : Gestion Georges Coulombe

    Propriétaire original :American Can Canada Limited

    Vocation : Commercial

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