Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount

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Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount
Saint-Léon de Westmount Church
45°29′08″N 73°35′31″W / 45.485560°N 73.591940°W / 45.485560; -73.591940Coordinates: 45°29′08″N 73°35′31″W / 45.485560°N 73.591940°W / 45.485560; -73.591940
Location Westmount, Quebec
Country Canada
Denomination Catholic Church
History
Founded 1901
Architecture
Status active
Architect(s) Georges-Alphonse Monette;
Architectural type Neo-Gothic
Administration
Province

Canada

Official name: Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount National Historic Site of Canada
Designated: 1997

The Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount (French: Église Saint-Léon de Westmount) is a Roman Catholic church located in Westmount, Quebec at 4311 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West. Built in 1901, the church was designed by well known Montreal architect Georges-Alphonse Monette and decorated by Guido Nincheri from 1901 to 1903, using the wet plaster buon fresco technique.[1] Designed in the Romanesque Revival style, and featuring an Italianate façade with bell tower, the Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1997 and plaqued in 1999.[2][3]

Romain Pelletier was notably the church's organist from 1909 to 1951.[4] His brother Frédéric Pelletier also briefly served as choirmaster at the church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les belles églises du Québec: Montréal by André Croteau
  2. ^ "Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount". Directory of Designations of National Historic Significance of Canada. Parks Canada. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  4. ^ Gilles Potvin. "Romain Pelletier". The Canadian Encyclopedia. 

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