Montréal in Ville-Marie Borough, Quebec — French Canadian Region
La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica
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 the style would have in Canadian architecture.
Erected 1989 by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments
Location. 45° 30.277′ N, 73° 33.398′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Ville-Marie Borough. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rue Notre-Dame Ouest and Rue Saint Sulpice. Touch for map. The marker is located between the main entrances to the basilica. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, Quebec QC H2Y 1T2, Canada.
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 Montréal.
Also see . . .
1. Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal. (Submitted on April 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Notre-Dame Roman Catholic Church / Basilica National Historic Site of Canada (Submitted on April 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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