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Montebello in Papineau, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

La Maison Quesnel / Quesnel House

 
 
La Maison Quesnel / Quesnel House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2019
1. La Maison Quesnel / Quesnel House Marker
Inscription.  
Français:
Descendant direct de Pierre Quesnel dit Fomblanche bâtisseur de Ville-Marie avec le sieur de Maisonneuve, Oscar Quesnel (1872-1943) est né à Saint-André-Avellin. À l'occasion de son mariage, il s'installe à Ripon et achète le magasin général.

Son territoire d'influence s'agrandit jusqu'à Montebello qui devient le siège social de son entreprise. Les marchandises arrivent en effet de Montréal et d'Ottawa par bateau puis, après 1877, par train et c'est donc de Montebello qu'il organise la distribution dans ses magasins de Chénéville, de Saint-André-Avellin et Ripon. Ainsi, jusqu'au début des années soixante, on retrouvait un entrepôt à une quarantaine de mètres de la maison. Quant au magasin, il était situé sur le terrain de stationnement du restaurant actuel, « La Belle Bédaine ». Le fils aîné Rodrigue continue d'opérer l'entreprise familiale jusqu'en 1958, année où le magasin R.O. Quesnel ferme ses portes.

Vers 1915, Oscar Quesnel fait construire' cette maison où la famille peut vivre dans le confort moderne de l'époque post victorienne.

En 1947, peu après la mort d'Oscar, la maison est vendue
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aux « Presentation Brothers » qui la transformeront en collège privé.

En 1994, l'édifice est acheté pour devenir une auberge connue sous le nom de « L'Auberge Montebello ».

Les Montebellois ont toujours désigné cette maison sous le nom de « Manoir Quesnel », peut-être pour rivaliser avec le Manoir du seigneur Papineau…

English:
The direct descendant of Pierre Quesnel said that Fomblanche, builder of the Ville-Marie with the Sir of Maisonneuve, Oscar Quesnel (1872-1943), was born in Saint-André-Avellin. At the time of his marriage, he moved to Ripon and bought the general store there.

His territorial influence expands to Montebello, which became the headquarters of his company. The goods would arrive from Montreal and Ottawa by boat and then after 1877, by train. It is therefore from Montebello that he was able to organize the distribution of goods into his stores in Chénéville, Saint-André-Avellin and Ripon. Up until the early sixties, you could find a warehouse about forty yards from the house. As for the store, it was located on the parking lot which is currently the "Belle Bédaine". The eldest son Rodrigue continued to run the business up until 1958, when the business R.O. Quesnel finally closed its doors. By 1915, Oscar Quesnel had built this house where his family could live in the modern comfort of the post-Victorian era.

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La Maison Quesnel / Quesnel House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2019
2. La Maison Quesnel / Quesnel House Marker
1947, just after the death of Oscar, the house was sold to the “Presentation Brothers” who turned the home into a private college.

In 1994, the building was bought to become a hostel known by the name “L'Auberge Montebello”.

Montebello citizens have always remembered the house by the name of "Manoir Quesnel", maybe to rival seigneur Papineau's Mansion…
 
Erected 2006 by Société historique Louis-Joseph-Papineau, Montebello.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 45° 38.985′ N, 74° 56.007′ W. Marker is in Montebello, Québec, in Papineau. Marker is on Rue Notre Dame (Québec Route 148) just east of Rue Laurier, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 676 Rue Notre Dame, Montebello QC J0V 1L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Magasin Bonichoix / Bonichoix Store (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Maison Charlebois / The Charlebois House (about 180 meters away); La Boutique de Forge Bourgeois / Bourgeois' Blacksmiths (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); La Grange Pesant / Pesant Barn
Signe d’hôtel Auberge / Hotel Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2019
3. Signe d’hôtel Auberge / Hotel Sign
(situé à côté du marqueur)
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(located adjacent to marker)
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Montebello Vit À L’heure Solaire ! / Montebello Is On Solar Time! (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Joseph Papineau (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Le Cadran Solaire de Montebello / The Montebello Sundial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); L'Hôtel de Ville / Town Hall (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montebello.
 
Regarding La Maison Quesnel / Quesnel House. Actuellement à la maison à l’Auberge Montebello Hôtel / Currently home to the Auberge Montebello Hotel.
 
Also see . . .  La Maison Quesnel / Quesnel House. (Submitted on June 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
La Maison Quesnel / Quesnel House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2019
4. La Maison Quesnel / Quesnel House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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