The Richelieu Apartments

I am not certain how many feet Westmount’s border extends west on Claremont Avenue.

There is; however, an interesting apartment building on 418 Claremont Avenue facing this boundary.  It’s named “The Richelieu” – built in 1926 and designed by C. P. Tetley.

The stairs are made from Italian marble and their bannisters are solid mahogany. The  floors in the halls are covered with French ceramic tile.

More interestingly, is the original artwork (although deteriorating) in the halls and lobby.  One story relates to a tenant who, many years ago, faced financial difficulties and created the paintings in lieu of paying rent.

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