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La pierre de la Croix de Malte / The Maltese Cross Stone

 
 
La pierre de la Croix de Malte / The Maltese Cross Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
1. La pierre de la Croix de Malte / The Maltese Cross Stone Marker
Inscription.

Au-dessus de cette porte cochère se trouve la pierre de la Croix de Malte. En 1647, Charles Huault de Montmagny, chevalier de l'Ordre de Malte, premier gouverneur et lieutenant général de la Nouvelle-France, la fait placer sur le Château Saint-Louis. En 1892, au début de la construction du Château Frontenac, la pierre est placée au-dessus d'une porte piétonne. Elle trouvera son emplacment actuel en 1920, au moment de l'érection de la tour centrale.

Cette plaque fut dévoilée le 27 novembre 2002 par Jean-Paul L'Allier, maire de Québec et France Gagnon Pratte, historienne de l'architecture, afin de commémorer le 380e anniversaire de l'ordination de Charles Huault de Montmagny, sacré Chevalier de la Croix de Malte en 1622.

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Over this carriage entrance can be seen the Maltese Cross stone. In 1647, Charles Hunault de Montmagny, a Knight of the Order of Malta, first governor and lieutenant-general of New France, had this stone set into the Château Saint-Louis. In 1892, as work commenced on the Château Frontenac, the stone was mounted over a pedestrian gate. Its current location dates back to 1920, during construction of the central tower.

This plaque was unveiled on November

La pierre de la Croix de Malte / The Maltese Cross Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
2. La pierre de la Croix de Malte / The Maltese Cross Stone Marker
Looking NNW out the carriage (left) and pedestrian entrances
27th 2002, by Jean-Paul L'Allier, Mayor of Québec City and France Gagnon Pratte, architectural historian, to commemorate the 380th anniversary of the ordaining of Charles Huault de Montmagny, who was admitted as a Knight of the Order of Malta in 1622.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 46° 48.726′ N, 71° 12.33′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Touch for map. Marker is just inside Château Frontenac's courtyard carriage entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 rue des Carrières, Québec, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Armed Forces Staff Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Organisation pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (within shouting distance of this marker); 50ème anniversaire de l'Organisation pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (within shouting distance of this marker); The VII Royal Fusiliers (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Château Frontenac (within shouting distance of this marker); Theatre de l’Estoc (within shouting distance of this marker); Seneschal’s Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Québec Court House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
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La pierre de la Croix de Malte / The Maltese Cross Stone and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
3. La pierre de la Croix de Malte / The Maltese Cross Stone and Marker
Red-accented stone is visible above the center entrance

1. Charles Huault de Montmagny Bio at The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Charles Huault De Montmagny Bio. (Submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sovereign Order of Malta. (Submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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