The Citadel, Montreal facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThe Citadel, Montreal
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Type||fortress used to defend the city|
Smaller than the one in Old Quebec, the Citadel was built by the French in 1690 replacing the 1658 redoubt at Pointe-à-Callière. It consisted of a barrack structure surrounded by wood stakes palisade and located on a hill along the city's fortification wall. A cannon battery added in 1723.
The fort was demolished by the British in 1821 to allow for the extension of Notre-Dame Street.
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