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Traces of the Titanic in Montreal: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

20 Apr

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The frieze on the exterior of the building, at 1379 Sherbrooke Street W., is the work of second class passenger Leopold Weisz, 33, who drowned in the disaster. A Hungarian-born Jewish stone carver, Weisz got the job in Canada carving the frieze for the Montreal Museum of Arts building in 1911. He was then contracted to do the stone shields which decorate the Dominion Express Building at 201 St. Jacques Street W. He had gone back to England to fetch his wife, Mathilde, and they were sailing home together on the Titanic.

Excerpt [Via Véhicule Press]