Saturday, September 21, 2013

Philatelic Photograph: Cormier House - Montréal, PQ, Canada

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Cormier House
Montréal, PQ, Canada
Topic: Philatelic Photographs

GPS: N45° 30.028; W 073° 35.114

Quick Description:

 Cormier House is located at 1418 Pine Avenue in the Golden Mile Section of Montreal, PQ, Canada.  

Long Description:
The  Cormier House was built architect Ernest Cormier as his private residence in 1930-31. A variety of styles were used on the exterior. The furnishings of the interior are purely Art Deco.  Cormier created most of the furniture, with remaining pieces acquired in Paris at the birthplace of Art Deco - the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.

Following his retirement from politics in 1984, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau purchased the property and lived their until his death in 2000. The Cormier House has been recognized by Quebec as an  historic heritage property.

The stamp was issued by Canada on  June 9, 2011 to celebrate Art Deco design.

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