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Garden of Useful Plants

A noise barrier

Some of the soil excavated when the ponds were dug out was used to create an embankment stretching along Pie-IX, marking the Botanical Garden's western boundary and blocking out noise from the city beyond.

This is a good example of Henry Teuscher's farsightedness, for automobile traffic in 1937 was nothing like what it is today. As greenery was added over the years, the embankment performed its job better and better. Thank you, Mr. Teuscher!


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:H-1939-0028-c

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
1939. Men at work.

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:constr_mur_remblais

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

Wall reconstruction
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