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Montréal in Ville-Marie Borough, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market

 
 
Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 28, 2014
1. Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market Marker
Inscription. Entrepris en 1844 par l’architecte William Footner, cet imposant édifice, d’inspiration néoclassique, rappelle l’accession de Montréal au rang de métropole. Complete par George Brown en 1860, il a servi d’hôtel de ville entre 1852 et 1878. Pendant plus d’un siècle, il abrite le principal marché de la municipalité et de la région. Le Parlement du Canada-Uni y a siégé brièvement en 1849. Au fil des ans, l’aile est a accueilli une sale de concert, des salles de réunion et a été utilisée a diverses fins militaires. Rénové en 1964, le marché Bonsecours a retrouve sa vocation d’espace public en 1996.

Begun in 1844 by architect William Footner this imposing building of Neoclassical design reflects the rise of Montreal to metropolitan status. Completed by George Browne in 1860, it served as city hall between 1852 and 1878. For over a century, it accommodated the main municipal and regional market and, briefly, the parliament of the United Canadas in 849. Throughout the years, the east wing housed a concert hall and meeting rooms, and was used for various military purposes. Renovated in 1964, the Bonsecours Market regained its function as a public space in 1996.
 
Erected by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Wide view of the Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 28, 2014
2. Wide view of the Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market Marker
45° 30.504′ N, 73° 33.117′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Ville-Marie Borough. Marker is at the intersection of Rue Saint Paul Est and Rue du Marché Bonsecours, on the right when traveling north on Rue Saint Paul Est. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, Quebec QC H2Y 1H2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Château de Vaudreuil (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Château Ramezay / Château Ramezay (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Nelson Column, Montreal (about 150 meters away); Visitors Center (about 180 meters away); Joseph Papineau (about 180 meters away); Cartier Residences (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Saint-Laurent Boulevard (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Jeanne Mance (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montréal.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marché Bonsecours | History. A Monument that Proudly Bears the Colours of a Nation (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Bonsecours Market National Historic Site of Canada. Bonsecours Market was designated a national historic site in 1984 because this imposing building, the largest town hall built in Canada during the mid-19th-century, reflects
Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market (1847) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 28, 2014
3. Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market (1847)
Declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984, this side has a commanding view of the St. Lawrence River and once bustling wharves.
the rise of Montréal to metropolitan status; and because this Neoclassical building housed both a market and public rooms and served for several years as Montréal’s city hall.
(Submitted on April 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

3. The Marché Bonsecours - The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market (1847) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 28, 2014
4. Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market (1847)
The market also anchored Old Montréal's commercial district on Rue Saint Paul.
Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market (1847) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 28, 2014
5. Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market (1847)
The main entrance to the market undergoing a temporary make-over for use as location in a movie production.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 15, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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