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Architecture of Quebec

16 December 2009

1822 – Notre Dame de Quebec Basilica, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Jean Baillargé, François Baillargé, Thomas Baillargé Located on this site since 1647, the Cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries. The interior was designed by Jean Baillairgé and his...

16 December 2009

1824 – Conservatoire d’art dramatique, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: George Blaiklock Based on plans by George Blaiklock, the first Neo-classical architect in Quebec, the Conservatoire d’art dramatique was originally built as Trinity Chapel-of-ease. Paid for by the Chief Justice Jonathan Sewell...

30 June 2010

1828 – Wolfe and Montcalm Obelisk, Quebec

Architect: John Phillips The Wolfe-Montcalm Monument is an obelisk more than 20 m in height. It was unveiled in 1828 in memory of the generals on both sides who died during the famous...

11 December 2009

1829 – Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: William Footner / George Browne The Bonsecours Market’s construction began in 1844, with the Public Market being inaugurated in January 1847. The refurbishment of the market’s interior, under the direction of architect...

16 December 2009

1832 – Former St. Patrick’s Church, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Thomas Baillargé A church built by the Irish population and the only English speaking catholic parish in Quebec. In 1831, a lot was purchased on Sainte-Hélène street, in Upper Town, inside the...

11 December 2009

1836 – Custom House, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: John Ostell The old Custom House (now part of Pointe-a-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History) was built in 1836, to keep pace with the expanding port. Goods could pass through...

16 December 2009

1847 – Archbishop’s Residence, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Thomas Baillargé The construction of the Archbishop’s residence began in 1844 and was completed in 1847. It was built following the plans of architect Thomas Baillargé. In 1903, François-Xavier Berlinguet was put...

16 December 2009

1850 – Institute Canadian, Quebec City, Quebec

Built as a Wesleyan Church in 1849-50. In the twentieth century, Congregationalist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches throughout the country merged in 1925 to form The United Church of Canada. In Quebec City, Chalmers...

16 December 2009

1850 – Soeurs de la Charité de Québec Chapel, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Charles Baillairgé In 1850, the SÅ“urs de la Charité de Québec community asked Charles Baillairgé to carry out the architectural plans of a chapel. Though the chapel has been ravaged by fire...