The construction for the Mechanics’ Institute of Montreal was finished in 1920. This elegant building houses the oldest subscription library in Canada. After it was established in 1828 the Institute provided the working population with technical knowledge and training. Embodying the mission and ideals of the organization, the building interior is decorated with sculpted medallions representative of the mechanical arts, as well as marble and oak. The exhibit rooms, lecture hall, classrooms, and reading rooms continue to serve their initial purpose, and The Atwater Library remains to be the last working Mechanics’ Institute building in Canada. If you want to learn more on important people and events in Canadian history, as well as Montreal Canadian History, stick around and navigate through Montreal History Website.