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Architecture of Quebec

14 December 2009

1882 – Nordheimer Building, Montreal, Quebec

Now part of a large commercial development, the World Trade Center, the Nordheimer Buildingis a fine Victorian survivor amongst the modern office blocks in this part of the old city.

14 December 2009

1882 – Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Montreal, Quebec

Work on the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel began in 1657 at the prompting of Marguerite Bourgeoys, Ville-Marie’s first teacher and the founder of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, a religious order. The original wooden structure was...

16 December 2009

1884 – St. John the Baptist Church, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Joseph-Ferdinand Peachy Following the fire of 1881 that destroyed Saint-Jean Church (constructed in 1847) and almost the entire Saint-Jean-Baptiste suburb, Joseph-Ferdinand Peachy was asked to construct a new church. He created a...

30 September 2009

1885 – Victoria Hospital for Children, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: H. Saxon Snell & Son

16 December 2009

1886 – Hôtel du Parlement, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Eugène-Etienne Tache The Parliament Building (Hôtel du Parlement) is home to the Parliament of Quebec composed of the Lieutenant-Governor and the National Assembly. The building was designed by architect Eugène-Étienne Taché and...

16 December 2009

1887 – Ministry of Finance, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Eugène-Etienne Tache Originally built as a courthouse, and was restored again from 1983 to 1987. Since then it has been Québec’s Ministry of Justice. The architect of the exterior was Eugène-Etienne Tache,...

11 December 2009

1888 – Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: James O’Donnell Notre-Dame Basilica (French Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal), overlooks the Place d’Armes in the heart of Old Montreal. The Roman Catholic Sulpician Order arrived in Montreal (Ville-Marie) in 1657; six years...

06 August 2010

1889 – St. James United Church, Montreal

Architect: Alexander F. Dunlop The present building is the congregation’s fourth home. It was built between 1887 and 1889 after the congregation decided to move uptown from St. James Street, hence the name....

14 December 2009

1889 – Windsor Station, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Bruce Price / E. & W.S. Maxwell In 1887, Canadian Pacific, just after completing the country’s first transcontinental railway, began building Windsor Station. The company wished to have a suitably imposing station...