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Maisonneuve Monument
Monument à Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve
LocationPlace d'Armes in Old Montreal
DesignerLouis-Philippe Hébert
Materialbronze, concrete
Opening dateJuly 1, 1895
Dedicated toPaul 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.[1]

History Edit

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.[2]

Statue Base Edit

Charles Le Moyne
Lambert Closse
Jeanne Mance

Bas-reliefs Edit

Gaston de Rentry, Pierre Chevrier, baron de Fancamp, Jean-Jacques Olier, and Jérôme le Royer de la Dauversière
Barthélemy Vimont conducts the first mass in Ville Marie on May 18, 1642
Adam Dollard des Ormeaux in the Battle of Long Sault
Place d'Armes

References Edit

  1. ^ "Monument à Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve". Art Public Montréal. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Maisonneuve Monument, Place d'Armes, Montreal, QC, about 1896". Retrieved 9 December 2020.

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