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Near Louisbourg in Cape Breton Regional Municipality., Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Fizel House

Maison Fizel

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 3, 2014
1. Fizel House Marker
Inscription. English:
These are the remains of a two and a half storey masonry house built in the late 1730s for merchant and militia captain Julien Fizel and his wife Françoise Tetard.

The house served several purposes: the basement was used as a storehouse for Fizel’s mercantile enterprises, while the upstairs accommodated the family home and an inn.

The Fizel family lived here until July 1758, when Louisbourg fell to the besieging British forces. When a fire broke out in this area of town four years later, this was one of a dozen buildings pulled down to contain the blaze. Two centuries later archaeologists found the walls lying on the street and in the basement.

The ruins were stabilized following the excavation.

French:
Il s’agit des restes d’une maison en maçonnerie de deux étages et demi construite à la fin des années 1730 pour le marchand et capitaine de la milice Julien Fizel et son épouse Françoise Tetard.

La maison servait à plusieurs fins: le sous-sol constituait un entrepôt pour les enterprises commerciales de Fizel; aux étages, se trouvaient un auberge et le logement de la famille.

La famille Fizel y vécut jusqu’en juillet 1758, lorsque Louisbourg tomba aux mains des Britanniques. Quatre ans plus tard, un incendie se déclara dans ce quartier de la
Fizel House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 3, 2014
2. Fizel House Marker
ville, et il fallut abattre la maison, de même qu’une douzaine d’autres bâtiments, pour circonscrire les flammes. Deux siècles plus tard, les archéologues découvrirent les murs renversés dans la rue et effondrés dans le sous-sol.

Les ruines ont été consolidées après l’excavation.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 45° 53.548′ N, 59° 59.073′ W. Marker is near Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality.. Marker can be reached from Kennington Cove Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2L2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marie Marguerite Rose (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery / Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Canada’s First Observatory (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fortress of Louisbourg (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); The Lobster Fishery (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); 19th-Century Lighthouse (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); First Lighthouse Tower (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); First Lighthouse (approx. 2.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Louisbourg.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Fortress Louisbourg
Fizel House ruins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 3, 2014
3. Fizel House ruins
National Historic Site.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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