This Fall the WHA lecture series will celebrate special anniversaries with a Westmount connection. Westmount Square turns 50 in December. The Montreal Camera Club was founded 125 years ago. The Congrégation de Notre-Dame formed its teaching order in Montreal 360 years ago.
The fall series will start with the presentation Westmount Square: 50 Years On on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in the Westmount Room at the Westmount Library.
Speaker Francine Vanlaethem, professor emeritus of the School of Design UQAM and chair, Docomomo Québec, will trace the history of Westmount Square, designed by celebrated architect Mies van der Rohe and opened in December 1967. The first battle for modern heritage in Quebec in 1988 was a result of renovations to the complex. Actions taken to preserve Mies’ works elsewhere will be presented.
The speaker will alternate between French and English.