Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
The Têtu House
La maison Têtu
In 1852 Cirice Têtu, a merchant, asked Charles Baillairgé, one of the finest architects in Québec, to draw up the plans for his home and to oversee its construction. The Têtu house is one of the most remarkable examples of the neoclassical town houses built at that time. Its elegant masonry is richly decorated with Greek Revival motifs which blend perfectly with the traditional architecture of the layout and facade. The Greek Revival influence continues inside, in the finely detailed door and window mouldings, cornices and rosettes.
En 1852, le marchand Cirice Têtu demanda à Charles Baillairgé, un des meilleurs architectes de Québec, de dessiner les plans de sa maison et d'en superviser la construction. La maison Têtu est un des exemples les plus remarquables des résidences urbaines néo-classiques érigées à cette époque. Son élégante maçonnerie est richement ornée de motifs néo-grecs, qui s'intègrent parfaitement à l'architecture traditionnelle du plan et de la façade. L'influence néo-grecque se retrouve également à l'intérieur, dans les moulures finement travaillées des portes et des fenêtres, ainsi que dans les corniches et les rosaces.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 46° 48.608′ N, 71° 12.399′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Avenue Sainte Geneviève just from Rue des Grisons, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Avenue Sainte Geneviève, Québec, Quebec G1R 4B2, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Wind Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Wolfe and Montcalm Monument (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Louis-Joseph de Montcalm (about 150 meters away); Kent House (about 180 meters away); Joseph Bouchette (about 180 meters away); The Jacquet House (about 180 meters away); The Maillou House (about 180 meters away); Ulric-Joseph Tessier (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
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