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

La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica

 
 
La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 29, 2014
1. La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica Marker
Inscription. Bel exemple des débuts du néo-gothique, la basilique Saint-Patrick fut bâtie entre 1843 et 1847 pour la communauté irlandaise de Montréal. Conçue par Pierre-Louis Morin et le père Félix Martin, elle combine la simplicité de l’architecture québécoise traditionnelle à un intérieur dont l’élégance évoque l’esprit de l’architecture française au Moyen Âge. Son riche ameublement, oeuvre de l’architecte William Doran, a été exécuté dans les années 1890. Source d’aide matérielle et spirituelle pour les immigrants irlandais de l’époque au Canada, cette église demeure chère aux Irlandais catholiques de Montréal

A fine early example of Gothic Revival architecture, Saint Patrick’s Basilica was erected between 1843 and 1847 for the city’s Irish community. Designed by Pierre-Louis Morin and Father Félix Martin, this church combines the simplicity of traditional Quebec architecture with an interior space whose elegance evokes the spirit of French medieval design. The rich furnishings, the work of architect William Doran, were executed in the 1890s. A source of physical and spiritual support to Irish immigrants to Canada, Saint Patrick’s remains dear to the heart of Montréal’s Irish Catholic population.
 
Erected 1997 by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments
Wide view of the La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 29, 2014
2. Wide view of the La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica Marker
Board of Canada.
 
Location. 45° 30.222′ N, 73° 33.921′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Ville-Marie Borough. Marker can be reached from René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest north of Cote du Beaver Hall. Touch for map. The marker is located on the basilica grounds just past the entrance from René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest, next to the rear of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 454 René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest, Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1A7, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); History of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Hochelaga (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Jeanne Mance (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Kondiaronk and Callière (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Montréal’s Founders and First Colonists Monument (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montréal.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saint Patrick's Basilica in Montreal Quebec Canada. (Submitted on April 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. St. Patrick's Basilica National Historic Site of Canada
La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica (1847) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 29, 2014
3. La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica (1847)
Once one of the tallest buildings in Montréal, it is now dwarfed by the modern high rises and skyscapers.
. St. Patrick’s Basilica was designated a national historic site in 1990 because:
- it is a fine example of French Gothic Revival architecture in Canada;
- it witnessed and provided physical and spiritual support to one of the largest early influxes of Irish immigrants to what is now Canada and remains the heart of the Irish population of Montréal.
(Submitted on April 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Detail of La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica main entrance image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 29, 2014
4. Detail of La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica main entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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