New lighting has been installed all along Rue Saint-Paul. Here the street displays a variety of commercial buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of them are made of brick, a relatively rare material in Old Montréal.
An elegant building from the 1840s, on Rue Saint-Paul, offers convincing evidence of the enthusiasm for Antiquity in those days. This building may even have been the work of the architect who designed the Bonsecours Market. In any case, we do know that its owner, H. Smith, had a china and glassware shop here.