Allan Building, Montreal

Allan Building, Montreal

James Cameron’s super hit movie Titanic was successful in bringing focus and attention to the sites associated with the luxury liner that had tragically sunk on its maiden voyage. Many are not aware that the city of Montreal has numerous Titanic related sites. Allan Building is one of them.

This building was constructed in 1858. It was the headquarters of Allan shipping empire. One of Allan shipping empire’s vessels reached the survivors of Titanic after its collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Virginian, a steamship belonging to the Allan Company, first picked up the distress signal from Titanic and passed on the information to The Gazette’s marine reporter.

Allan Building is a must visit destination for those who are interested in touring Titanic related sites. Now, this building is an information and tourism center.

At one of the pillars, at the entrance of Allan buildings, you can find a mark. Water reached this level during the great flood of 1886. The building also houses a block that serves as the Montreal Harbour Commission. Recently, a residential complex has also found a place on the premises.

This attractive edifice certainly rekindles memories related to the Titanic tragedy.

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Allan Building on Map

Sight Name: Allan Building
Sight Location: Montreal, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: The Titanic Walking Tour, Montreal  

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