Maison Cartier

Maison Cartier is a historic house in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal. It was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada on November 19, 1982.[1]

Maison Cartier
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General information
Location407, place Jacques-Cartier
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 3B1
Coordinates45°30′29″N 73°33′09″W / 45.5080°N 73.5526°W / 45.5080; -73.5526Coordinates: 45°30′29″N 73°33′09″W / 45.5080°N 73.5526°W / 45.5080; -73.5526
Current tenantsJardin Nelson
Construction started1812
Design and construction
Main contractorAmable Amiot dit Villeneuve
Antoine Bouteiller
Official nameMaison Cartier National Historic Site of Canada

It was constructed from 1812 to 1813 by mason Amable Amiot dit Villeneuve and carpenter Antoine Bouteiller.[2] 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.[1][2] The first owners of the house were Louis Parthenais and Augustin Perrault.[2]

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.[3] Today a restaurant operates in the building.[3]


  1. ^ a b Maison Cartier. Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Parks Canada. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Maison Cartier, Place Jacques-Cartier". Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b "In the heart of a historical venue". Jardin Nelson. Retrieved 17 August 2012.

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