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|1912 30 Aug
||`Abdu'l-Bahá left Malden for Boston. He left Boston by train for Montreal, arriving at midnight. [239D:132; AB132; BW8:637]
He stayed in Montreal for ten days, living for four nights at the Maxwell residence. [239D:132]
See also `Abdu'l-Bahá in Canada.
||Malden; Boston; Montreal; Canada
||Abdul-Baha, Travels of; Abdul-Baha, Second Western tour; Trains; Maxwell residence; Montreal Shrine
|1953 20 Jun
||Shoghi Effendi designated the Maxwell home in Montreal as a Shrine. [MtC179]
||Shoghi Effendi, Life of; Montreal Shrine; Maxwell Home; Firsts, Other
|1971 11 Feb
||The Montreal Municipality issued a permit recognizing the Maxwell home as a Bahá'í Shrine after nine years of negotiations and delays. With this struggle came a hidden blessing. For years the Shrine had been used as a Bahá'í Centre by the Montreal community, open also to friends of the area as a place to hold public meetings, open Feasts, and certain activities not always suited to it as a Shrine. The realization was made that it was a National Bahá'í Shrine and as such should not be used as a centre. [CBNApril1971p10]
||Montreal Shrine; legal recognition