1100 Dorchester Street, Montreal, Quebec

Built circa 1865, for Andrew Robertson (1827-1890), President of the Montreal Board of Trade etc., and his wife Agnes Bow (b.c.1829). In 1884, when the 1200 members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science descended on Montreal, Robertson held a garden party at Elmbank for 500 guests. It was also the scene in 1875 of the marriage between the Robertson's eldest daughter, Mary, to James Stewart Tupper, eldest son of Prime Minister Sir Charles Tupper, 1st Bt. After Robertson's death in 1890, the mansion became the home of his daughter, Bella, and her husband Hugh Paton (1852-1941). The Patons divided their time between here and their summer island estate north of Montreal, Île Paton. It was likely demolished after Hugh's death in 1941.

This house is best associated with...

Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson, J.P., President of the Montreal Board of Trade etc.


Agnes (Bow) Robertson

Mrs Agnes (Bow) Robertson


Isabella (Robertson) Paton

Mrs "Bella" (Robertson) Paton


Hugh Paton

Hugh Paton, of Montreal & Île Paton, L'Abord-à-Plouffe, Quebec


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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 06/02/2019 and last updated on 04/01/2022.
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