Ville de Montréal
Ville de Montréal
Group of Archivists of the Region of Montréal
Chapter 11 IntroductionHochelaga 1500-1642Ville-Marie 1642-1665Heart of an Empire 1699-1763Small French Town 1665-1760Conquered City 1760-1800British Commercial Takeover 1800-1850Industrial City 1850-1896Canada's Metropolis 1896-1914North-American City 1914-1929Depression and War 1930-1945Modern City 1945-1960Québec's Metropolis 1960-1992ConclusionQuizEducational Resources


Forces of change

The political

Rockhead's Paradise
Staff at Rockhead's Paradise.
Rufus Rockhead opened this club in 1928 at de la Montagne and St-Antoine Streets. Rockhead's was famous for friendly hospitality, top-quality black entertainment, and feature-act floorshows. This legendary club went through some difficult times in the 1950s and 1960s; it closed its doors in 1977 and the building was demolished in 1980. Photo by Émile of Montréal.
Circa 1946.
Source : Concordia University Archives, P004-02-44