Montréal in Ville-Marie Borough, Quebec — French Canadian Region
La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica
A fine early example of Gothic Revival architecture, Saint Patrick’s Basilica was erected between 1843 and 1847 for the city’s Irish community. Designed by Pierre-Louis Morin and Father Félix Martin, this church combines the simplicity of traditional Quebec architecture with an interior space whose elegance evokes the spirit of French medieval design. The rich furnishings, the work of architect William Doran, were executed in the 1890s. A source of physical and spiritual support to Irish immigrants to Canada, Saint Patrick’s remains dear to the heart of Montréal’s Irish Catholic population.
Erected 1997 by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments
Location. 45° 30.222′ N, 73° 33.921′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Ville-Marie Borough. Marker can be reached from René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest north of Cote du Beaver Hall. Click for map. The marker is located on the basilica grounds just past the entrance from René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest, next to the rear of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 454 René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest, Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1A7, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); History of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Hochelaga (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Jeanne Mance (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Kondiaronk and Callière (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Montréal’s Founders and First Colonists Monument (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Montréal.
Also see . . .
1. Saint Patrick's Basilica in Montreal Quebec Canada. (Submitted on April 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. St. Patrick's Basilica National Historic Site of Canada
- it is a fine example of French Gothic Revival architecture in Canada;
- it witnessed and provided physical and spiritual support to one of the largest early influxes of Irish immigrants to what is now Canada and remains the heart of the Irish population of Montréal. (Submitted on April 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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