Francisco Rascoe's Hotel (1836), 295 St-Paul Est, Montreal. Photograph, caption, and commentary by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Here Dickens lived during his short stay in Montreal in May, 1842. It is a misnomer, perhaps, to style Rasco's as "vanished," for though it is no longer [as of 1932] an hotel, the building, considerably altered on the ground floor, still stands. A letter dated "Rasco's Hotel" is included in Forster's "Life." In 1931 a tablet commemorating Dickens's visit to Montreal was placed on the building by the Montreal Branch (see The Dickensian, Autumn Number, 1931). ("Vanished Dickensland. Montreal as Dickens saw it, I. Rasco's Hotel.")

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