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Vintage photos of:
The Jacob Building was built in 1910 on the corner of St. Catherine West and St. Alexander Streets in downtown Montreal, Quebec. I am a property administrator in this building and recently was cleaning some files and found this pic. It was shot in 1929 by well-known photographer of the time James Rice. View full size.