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Joseph Caine, Six Dwelling Houses(2/1941)
Rosemount, QC, Canada
Residential, Housing [basement, 2 floors, 2 bedrooms]; brick; wall bearing

Client: Joseph Caine
Architect: W.S. Maxwell & G.M. Pitts

Description: Joseph Caine had six workmen’s dwellings proposed for a semi-industrial, working-class area in the Montreal east end, the Rosemount neighbourhood, near the CPR railway at the north east edge of the Plateau Mont-Royal. It may have been related to the wartime housing effort, as the federal government was in great need of apartments to house working families located near factories involved in wartime production. Joseph Caine also commissioned simultaneously the architects’ work on a scheme for a workmen’s dormitory. The houses’ modest size (15 feet wide and 29 feet deep) and plain construction (flat roof, brick cladding) were also typical of the period and context. Each house featured a living room facing the street with the kitchen/dinette at the rear. Two bedrooms repeated that layout upstairs. Basements were left unfinished. This scheme was adapted almost without changes for a similar worker’s development on Masson and Iberville Streets, built by the Consolidated Housing Corporation (676) five months later.

Holdings: Housing (basement, 2 floors, 2 bedrooms); brick; wall bearing
1 Drawing: 1 ink on linen
1 Working drawing: floor plans, elevation, section

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