Maison Cartier facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMaison Cartier
|Location||407, place Jacques-Cartier
|Current tenants||Jardin Nelson|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Amable Amiot dit Villeneuve
|Official name: Maison Cartier National Historic Site of Canada|
It was constructed from 1812 to 1813 by mason Amable Amiot dit Villeneuve and carpenter Antoine Bouteiller. The walls, which are made of ashlar along with the dormers on the roof, are considered to be examples of Quebec's urban architecture in the early Nineteenth century. The first owners of the house were Louis Parthenais and Augustin Perrault.
The Maison Cartier was originally connected to the Nelson Hotel. Though it is located next to Montreal's oldest public monument - Nelson's Column - it was apparently named the Jardin Nelson for Wolfred Nelson, a Patriote in the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837, and the ninth Mayor of Montreal. Today a restaurant operates in the building.
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