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Cartier Residences

Les Résidences Cartier

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2014
1. Cartier Residences Marker
Inscription. English:
These two semi-detached houses were constructed about 1837, and each served as the home of one of Canada’s most distinguished statesmen, Sir George-Étienne Cartier (1814-1873), who occupied the east home from 1848 until 1855, and the west house from 1862 to 1872. Cartier shared the leadership of the Province of Canada with Sir John A. Macdonald for most of the decade after 1857, and was one of the principal architects of Confederation (1867). He became a leading member of the first Dominion cabinet, in which he served as Minister of Militia and Defence.

French:
Construites vers 1837, ces maisons jumelées ont servi de résidence à un illustre homme d’état canadien, Sir George-Étienne Cartier (1814-1873). Il occupa la maison est de 1848 à 1855, plus séjourna dans la maison ouest de 1862 à 1872. Avec Sir John A. Macdonald, Cariter dirigea le Canada-Uni pendant presque la totalité des dix ans précédant la création, en 1867, de la Confédération, dont il fut l’un des principaux artisans. il fut aussi, comme ministre de la Milice et de la Défense, l’un des membres les plus influents du premier cabinet canadien.
 
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Location.
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2014
2. Cartier Residences Marker
45° 30.662′ N, 73° 33.105′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Montréal (region). Marker is on Rue Saint Paul Est just from Rue Berri, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 458 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, Quebec H2Y 1C8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Papineau (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Le Château Ramezay / Château Ramezay (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Nelson Column, Montreal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Château de Vaudreuil (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Visitors Center (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Saint-Laurent Boulevard (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Montréal.
 
Also see . . .  George-Étienne Cartier - Wikipedia. In the years leading up to Confederation, Cartier was a dominant figure in the politics of Canada East as leader of the Parti Bleu. In 1838 he returned to Montreal after a year in exile for his role in the anti-government rebellion. Cartier had several reasons for supporting Confederation, notably his fear of American expansion. He officially entered politics in 1848.
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2014
3. Cartier Residences National Historic Site
During his long career he promoted the establishment of the Civil Code as the formal law of Canada East. He also promoted the introduction of primary education in the province. He died in London, England on May 20, 1873.
(Submitted on April 2, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Sir George-Étienne Cartier image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
4. Sir George-Étienne Cartier
 
 
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