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Saint-Hyacinthe in Les Maskoutains, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

L’Ancien Bureau de Poste de Saint-Hyacinthe / Former Saint-Hyacinthe Post Office

 
 
L’Ancien Bureau de Poste de Saint-Hyacinthe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 6, 2019
1. L’Ancien Bureau de Poste de Saint-Hyacinthe Marker
Inscription.  
French:
Construit dans les années 1890 afin de loger un bureau de poste, la douane et d’autres services gouvernementaux, ce bâtiment date d’une époque où la présence fédérale dans une ville s’affirmait au moyen d’édifices imposants. Il a été conçu sous la direction de Thomas Fuller, architecte publics en chef des Travaux publics du Canada de 1881 à 1896. La composition de base, avec la tour d’angle, a la double entrée, le gable orné et le fini rugueux des murs de calcaire gris, illustre bien le style utilisé par Fuller pour la construction de nombreux bureaux de poste et la qualité supérieure de l'architecture fédérale sous son mandat.

English:
Built in the 1890s to house the post office, customs, and other government services this structure belongs to a period when federal buildings were designed to serve as prominent landmarks identifying the federal presence in the town. It was constructed under the direction of Thomas Fuller who served as Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works from 1881 to 1896. The design with a corner tower, double entrance, ornamented gable, and the rugged texture of the grey
L’Ancien Bureau de Poste de Saint-Hyacinthe Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Post Office in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 6, 2019
2. L’Ancien Bureau de Poste de Saint-Hyacinthe Marker
(wide view • Post Office in background)
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limestone walls was typical of a Fuller post office and shows the high quality of design he brought to federal architecture.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 45° 37.437′ N, 72° 56.928′ W. Marker is in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, in Les Maskoutains. Marker is on Rue Girouard Ouest west of Avenue Saint-Joseph, on the right when traveling west. Marker is behind a waist-high hedge, near the sidewalk, overlooking the subject building from the opposite side of the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1925 Rue Girouard Ouest, Saint-Hyacinthe QC J2S 3A5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honoré Mercier (approx. half a kilometer away); Honoré Mercier Terrace (approx. half a kilometer away).
 
Former Saint-Hyacinthe Post Office<br>(<i>northeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 6, 2019
3. Former Saint-Hyacinthe Post Office
(northeast corner view)
Former Saint-Hyacinthe Post Office<br>(<i>front view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 6, 2019
4. Former Saint-Hyacinthe Post Office
(front view from near marker)
Former Saint-Hyacinthe Post Office<br>(<i>northwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 6, 2019
5. Former Saint-Hyacinthe Post Office
(northwest corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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May. 17, 2022