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Saint Henri Square
Square Saint-Henri
Parc Saint-Henri 05.JPG
The Jacques Cartier Monument in Saint Henri Square
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Type Town square
Location Saint-Henri, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Created 1893
Operated by City of Montreal
Open 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Public transit access Montreal Metro.svg MtlMetro2.svg at Place-Saint-Henri station
Autobusmontréal.svg STM Buses: 77, 78, 191, 371

Saint Henri Square (French: Square Saint-Henri), known officially as Saint Henri Park (French: Parc Saint-Henri)) is a town square in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is centrally located in the Saint Henri neighbourhood of the Le Sud-Ouest borough. The square is bordered by Saint Antoine Street West to the north, Agnes Street to the west, Place Guay to the south and Laporte Avenue to the east.

In 1890, the former city of Saint Henri acquired some land adjacent to Saint Antoine Street to create a small public park. It would become the first public park in Saint Henri.

The square is surrounded by Victorian row houses and triplexes which were built for members of the local elite.

Jacques Cartier Monument

Jacques Cartier Monument
Monument à Jacques Cartier
Parc Saint-Henri 03.JPG
Replica monument in 2012
Coordinates 45°28′48″N 73°35′11″W / 45.48008°N 73.58629°W / 45.48008; -73.58629
Location Saint Henri Square
Designer Joseph-Arthur Vincent
Type Monument
Material Cast iron
Height 9 metres (30 ft)
Opening date 1893
Dedicated to Jacques Cartier

A commission for a monument to the French explorer Jacques Cartier was made shortly thereafter to Quebec sculptor Joseph-Arthur Vincent. In 1893, this statue was installed and unveiled in the centre of the square. It stands 9 metres (30 ft) tall and was made of cast iron.

In the 1990s, the Cartier statue was replaced with a replica because the original had deteriorated due to exposure. In 1992, working from both original and archival photographs, sculptor Jules Lasalle produced a faithful copy. The original statue was then relocated to the Place Saint Henri metro station.

Views. Jacques Cartier Monument. Agnes and St. Antoine BAnQ P48S1P12602
Original monument in 1945
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