June 17, 2016

2618 CANADA (Quebec) - Victorian homes on Saint Louis Square in Montreal

Located in Plateau Mont Royal, one of the 19 boroughs of Montreal, at northeast of downtown, characterized by brightly coloured houses, cafés, book shops, and a laissez-faire attitude, Saint-Louis Square was considered by The Project for Public Spaces "the closest thing to a European neighborhood square you'll find this side of the Atlantic." Created in 1876 on the site of the city's former reservoir, was named for two businessmen, brothers Emmanuel and Jean-Baptiste Saint-Louis.

The square features a Victorian fountain as its centrepiece. A bust of Octave Crémazie was unveiled in 1906, designed by Louis-Philippe Hébert, near the home of Émile Nelligan. Nelligan himself was honoured with a bust in the square 99 years later, in 2005, designed by Roseline Granet. The square is also notable for the Victorian style residences facing the park. The Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois is based in one such structure on Laval Street, which was the residence of Claude Jutra.

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Saint Louis Square - Wikipedia 

Sender: Denise
Sent from Montreal (Quebec / Canada), on 15.09.2015
Photo: enjamin News

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