420 McGill Street


Prestigious building formed of three restored buildings. Gestion Georges Coulombe restored two complete floors, including a false mansard with pediment roof dormers to give the building a consistent look in keeping with the Second Empire style. Small cast-iron columns, majestic lobby entrance made of slate, and large windows on the building’s façade.

  • Services

    • Elevators
    • Indoor parking
    • Daily upkeep
    • Secure access 24/7
  • History

    Formerly Magasins-entrepôts Margaret Benny, the building was built between 1880 and 1881. The original owner, Margaret Benny, widow of merchant and industrialist Thomas Peck, built the building, which is made of three separate store-warehouses. Original occupants/tenants: C. MacDonald & Co, hats and furs wholesaler, W. H. Gibbs & Co, grocery store, Robert Miller, Son & Co, paper maker.

  • Alterations and renovations

    Restoration work and conversion into office building. The last two floors of the south bay of the building were demolished and rebuilt during renovation work
  • Caracteristics

    Adresse : 420 Rue McGill
    Montréal, QC H2Y 2G1

    Autre(s) façade(s) : Rue Longueuil

    Vocation : Commercial / Résidentiel

    Année de construction : 1881

    Architecte(s) : Margaret Benny Propriétaire constructeur

    Étages : 4 étages et 1 sous-sol

    Superficie par étage : 7 500 pieds²     

    Superficie totale : 30 000 pieds²

    Géré par : Gestion Georges Coulombe

    Année(s) de rénovations: 1991-1992

    Nom historique : Magasins-entrepôts Margaret-Benny

    Propriétaire original : C. Macdonald & Co., W. H. Gibbs & Co.

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