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Saint-Jean-Port-Joli in L'Islet MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
1. Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli Marker
Inscription.  

Érigée entre 1779 et 1781, cette église sera modifiée à quelques reprises, notamment en 1815, par le prolongement de sa nef et la construction d'une nouvelle façade et de deux clochers. L'ajout d'une fenêtre palladienne et divers travaux exécutés en 1861 lui donnent son apparence actuelle. Le décor intérieur est l'œuvre d'artistes réputés, dont Jean et Pierre-Florent Baillairgé, Chrysostome Perreault et Médard Bourgault.

L'église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli est un témon de la tradition architecturale religieuse d'inspiration française, qui persiste après la Conquête de 1760. C'est une des rares églises au Québec dont la nef à un seul vaisseau est munie de tribunes latérales. L'église conserve son banc seigneurial, sous lequel repose Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, dernier seigneur de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli et auteur du roman Les Anciens Canadiens.

L'église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli a été classée le 26 février 1963 par le ministre des Affairs culturelles.

[English translation]

Erected between 1779 and 1781, this church was modified a few times, especially in 1815, by the extension of its nave and the construction

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By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
2. Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and Marker
of a new facade and two bell towers. The addition of a Palladian window and various works executed in 1861 gave it its present appearance. The interior decor is the work of renowned artists, including Jean and Pierre-Florent Baillairgé, Chrysostome Perreault and Médard Bourgault.

The church of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is a testimony to the French-inspired religious architectural tradition, which persisted after the Conquest of 1760. It is one of the few churches in Quebec whose nave is equipped with single vessel side stands. The church preserves its Lord's bench, under which rests Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, last Lord of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and author of the novel Les Anciens Canadiens [Canadians of Old].

The Saint-Jean-Port-Joli Church was classified on February 26, 1963 by the Minister of Cultural Affairs.
 
Erected by Gouvernement du Québec.
 
Location. 47° 12.935′ N, 70° 16.182′ W. Marker is in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, in L'Islet MRC. Marker is at the intersection of avenue de Gaspé Est (Quebec Route 132) and place de l'église, on the left when traveling north on avenue de Gaspé Est. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 place de l'église, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec G0R 3G0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5

Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
3. Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Place de l'Église (within shouting distance of this marker); Hommages à la Congrégation des Soeurs de Saint-Joseph de Saint-Vallier (within shouting distance of this marker); Les Trois Berets / The Three Berets (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old (about 90 meters away); Centre Municipal de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli Municipal Center (about 90 meters away); Historique des phares à la Traverse de Saint-Roch (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Historique du phare de La Roche à Veillon (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Historique du phare du Pilier de Pierre (approx. 4.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli.
 
Also see . . .
1. Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. L'histoire d'une église Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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