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Coordinates: 45°30′17″N 73°33′26″W / 45.50472°N 73.55722°W / 45.50472; -73.55722

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Maisonneuve Monument
Monument à Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve
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Location Place d'Armes in Old Montreal
Designer Louis-Philippe Hébert
Material bronze, concrete
Opening date July 1, 1895
Dedicated to Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve

The Maisonneuve Monument (French: Monument à Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve) is a monument by sculptor Louis-Philippe Hébert built in 1895 in Place d'Armes in Montreal.

History

This monument in memory of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Montreal, was unveiled on July 1, 1895, as part of the celebrations for the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city in 1892. In 1896, the imposing monument in the centre of Place d'Armes attracted many curious onlookers.

During the 1890s, a series of commemorative plaques was produced for the first time in Montreal, at the instigation of the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society, which took an active role in the project to build the Maisonneuve Monument. For its part, the Société historique de Montréal in 1892-93 had an obelisk erected in memory of the founders of Montreal. The Francophones and Anglophones of Montreal found common ground in the commemoration of the personalities of New France, with each cultural group highlighting its own heroes.

Statue Base

Charles Le Moyne
Charles Le Moyne
Lambert Closse
Lambert Closse
Jeanne Mance - Montréal - commons
Jeanne Mance

Bas-reliefs

Acte de fondation de Ville-Marie
Gaston de Rentry, Pierre Chevrier, baron de Fancamp, Jean-Jacques Olier, and Jerome le Royer de la Dauversiere
Premiere messe a Ville-Marie
Barthélemy Vimont says the first messe in Ville Marie on May 18, 1642
Mort heroique de Dollard au Long Sault
Adam Dollard des Ormeaux in the Battle of Long Sault
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