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Ville-Marie in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica

 
 
La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica Marker
Inscription.  Cette imposante basilique, construite de 1824 ả 1829 et terminée au début des années 1840, fut le premier exemple significatif de style néogothique au Canada. Église paroissial érigée selon les plans de l’architecte américano-irlandais James O’Donnell, elle exprime avec éclat l’étape romantique des débuts de ce style, par l’application d’éléments médiévaux, comme les arcs en ogive, les creneaux et les pinacles, ả une forme symétrique d’influence classique. Le chois du néogothique pour un édifice aussi prestigieux annonçait l’importance qu’allait prendre ce style dans l’architecture canadienne.

This imposing basilica, constructed from 1824 to 1829 and completed in the early 1840s, was the first significant example of Gothic Revival style in Canada. Built as a parish church to designs by Irish American architect James O’Donnell, it is an outstanding example of the style’s early Romantic phase, characterized by the application of medieval features such as pointed arches, battlements, and pinnacles to a classically influenced, symmetrical form. The use of the Gothic Revival for such an important building heralded the prominence
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the style would have in Canadian architecture.
 
Erected 1989 by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 45° 30.277′ N, 73° 33.398′ W. Marker is in Ville-Marie, Québec, in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rue Notre-Dame Ouest and Rue Saint Sulpice. The marker is located between the main entrances to the basilica. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Ville-Marie QC H2Y 4A4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal (a few steps from this marker); Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeanne Mance (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (about 180 meters away); L’Ancien Édifice de la Douane / The Old Custom House (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Aux origines de Montréal / The origins of Montréal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Saint-Laurent Boulevard (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Montréal’s Founders and First Colonists Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ville-Marie.
 
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La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica (1829) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, March 29, 2014
3. La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica (1829)
 Notre-Dame Roman Catholic Church / Basilica National Historic Site of Canada. (Submitted on April 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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May. 19, 2022