An enlarged issue in February of The Westmount Historian, the
newsletter of the Westmount Historical Association, is dedicated to
the Goode property. The publication is sent to all WHA members (see
‘Membership’ on this website) and will be available on the website in
pdf. format as of next year.
Westmount recently became the first Quebec municipality to apply the province’s Cultural Heritage Act to the interior of a heritage building. On November 20, 2020, Westmount City Council designated the privately-owned Goode property at 178 Côte St. Antoine Road a heritage property. By-Law 1552 will protect the distinguishing features, both exterior and interior, of this unique property. The 1840s house’s exterior has been protected since the late 1980s, based on its Category 1* classification. Elements of its interior are now also safeguarded by the provincial act which gives municipalities the power to confer protection to sites within their borders. The Goode House landscaping, which is a reflection of 19th century suburban garden design, has also been included in this designation.
Receipts will be sent out by the end of February, 2021 for donations to the WHA that were received during 2020 . As stated elsewhere on our website, receipts are issued for donations greater than $20
Since we have had to curtail our activities during the pandemic, the WHA board of Directors has voted to offer a 50% discount on membership fees for 2021 only. To renew or join (we have changed our membership year to coincide with the calendar year) click on the Membership box in the upper right corner of this page and follow the instructions. You can join or make a donation by using either your credit card or a PayPal account.
Volume 21, Number 1
Normally the newsletter focuses on the content of the previous lecture series, but because of the pandemic the series was partially postponed. This edition’s theme “Facing Adversity” has been prepared to reflect on how the City of Westmount and its residents have met other challenges in the past.
A printed copy is available free to members, or may be purchased for $5 from the WHA Archives.
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Annual membership provides free admission to our two lectures series on Westmount’s history and heritage, participation in walking tours of Westmount, two issues of the WHA newsletter The Westmount Historian, and access to our Archives. Please note that our membership year now corresponds with the calendar year.
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