Melville Avenue: Then and Now

The original photo of my grandparents was taken during the mid-1940’s as they returned from an Armistice Day parade and ceremony (now Remembrance Day). Using the little knowledge and skill I have when it comes to photo enhancement, I have positioned them at precisely the same spot on the street as it is now.  Fortunately the trees in the middle of the road that can be seen in the original have been long removed – I can vouch for this as I still live on the street!!



Me DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

3 thoughts on “Melville Avenue: Then and Now

  1. Lovely job, Deegan, especially before Remembrance Day. Linda

  2. Deegan, It’s Andrew Zelmer from 249 Melville. My brother Peter was good friends with Rory. I’m interested in local history. Do you have any more early pics of Melville? Very neat pic you have there. We remember the softball games on the corner. You were the pitcher//. there was “Tiny” the forklift guy, and we were the “little raskalls” on the bench throwing chestnuts.

    1. I remember you well. I should have some photos. I’ll get them to by email. Please confirm your email address. Good to hear from you.

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