Montréal in Ville-Marie Borough, Quebec — French Canadian Region
La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica
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
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. Mathew Hamilton Gault (approx. half a kilometer away); Immeuble de la Sun Life (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Monuments Macdonald et/and Laurier Monuments (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Fontaine commémorative (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Ignace Bourget Monument (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Wilfred Laurier Monument (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Boer War Memorial (approx. 0.6 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. St. Patrick’s Basilica was designated a national historic site in 1990 because:
- it is a fine example of French Gothic Revival
- 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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