5505 St-Laurent Boulevard (Montreal, Quebec)
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5505 St-Laurent Boulevard, also known as the Peck Building, is a building located on St-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Quebec. It was built in 1903 and since housed different clothing factories. The building is currently the location of Ubisoft Montreal.
History[edit | edit source]
The Peck Building was constructed in 1903, on a site of a former quarry. The building was opened in 1904, housing a textile factory owned by John W. Peck & Company Ltd. In 1913, the building was extended to the St-Dominique Street in order to house more employees. On May 26, 1920, John W. Peck, owner of Peck & Co., had died of heart disease. Ten years later, in 1920, the factory was closed. Since then, several other clothing manufacturers were occupying the space. Discreet Logic, developer of animation software, was located on the top floor from 1993 to 1997, and since then moved to Griffintown.
References[edit | edit source]
- Where the Artists Are the Superheroes, The New York Times, April 27, 2013.
- Who knows what building this was and is now? Then & Now Montreal, Montreal Times.
- Ubisoft Announces the Creation of 1000 Jobs in Montreal, GamesIndustry.biz, February 1, 2005.
- Respawned: How video games revitalize cities, CBC, September 13, 2010.