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FIRE DESTROYS HISTORIC BUILDING IN MONTREAL’S CHINATOWN

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An apparently abandoned four-storey building in Montreal has been destroyed by fire.

(CTV Montreal)

Over 120 firefighters responded to the 9-1-1 call after 11 a.m.

The Robillard building was built in the 1890s.

( Robillard / 1921)

According to the city of Montreal, Louis Minier used a room there in June 1896 to project the first moving picture film – making it Canada’s first movie theatre.

Minier worked for the Lumiere brothers, who are credited with inventing the early motion picture camera.

The post FIRE DESTROYS HISTORIC BUILDING IN MONTREAL’S CHINATOWN appeared first on Zoomer Radio AM740.

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