“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
L'île-Perrot in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)

Round Stone Windmill and House

Le Moulin à Vent en Pierre et la Maison

Round Stone Windmill and House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglas Chan, April 16, 2022
1. Round Stone Windmill and House Marker
Le moulin est la maison sont des exemples bien conservés de bâtiments que l'on retrouvait sur une seigneurie. Construit en 1707-1708, ce bâtiment circulaire représente le type de moulin le plus courant en Nouvelle-France. Les censitaires y faisaient moudre leur grain et, en retour, payaient une redevance au seigneur. La modeste habitation fut bâtie à partir de 1786 pour loger le meunier. Ses dimensions, son petit nombre d'ouvertures et son toit aigu à deux versants rappellent l'architecture de la Nouvelle-France. Ces bâtiments, qui forment un ensemble d'une grande rareté, sont des témoins du régime seigneurial en vigueur jusqu'en 1854.

This stone windmill and house are well preserved examples of buildings that were typically found on a seigneury. Built in 1707-1708, this circular structure is representative of the type of mill most commonly erected in New France. Tenants milled their grain here and, in return, paid a fee to the seigneur. Construction of a modest dwelling to house the miller began in 1786. Its dimensions, small number of windows, and steeply gabled roof evoke the architecture of New France. Together,
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Photographed By Douglas Chan, April 16, 2022
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these buildings form a rare grouping from the seigneurial system, which remained in place until 1854.
Erected by Historical Sites And Monuments Boards of Canada and Parks Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1707.
Location. 45° 21.956′ N, 73° 51.227′ W. Marker is in L'île-Perrot, Québec, in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Marker is on Boulevard Don-Quichotte. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: L'île-Perrot QC J7V 8P6, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierre de Rigaud, 1698-1778 (approx. 14 kilometers away); Robert Cavelier de la Salle (approx. 15.4 kilometers away); Lachine: Gateway to the Northwest (approx. 15.8 kilometers away); Lachine Massacre (approx. 15.8 kilometers away); The Hudson's Bay Company in Lachine (approx. 15.8 kilometers away); Frances Anne Hopkins (approx. 15.8 kilometers away); The Lachine Canal (approx. 16.1 kilometers away); Full Steam Ahead (approx. 16.2 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2022, by Douglas Chan of Toronto, Ontario. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2022, by Douglas Chan of Toronto, Canada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 28, 2023