Saint Henri Square
|Saint Henri Square
The Jacques Cartier Monument in Saint Henri Square
|Location||Saint Henri, Le Sud-Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Operated by||City of Montreal|
Saint Henri Square (French: Saint-Henri Square) is a town square in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the middle of the Saint Henri neighbourhood, in the borough of Le Sud-Ouest. The square is bordered by Saint Antoine Street West to the north, Agnès Street to the west, Place Guay to the south and Laporte Avenue to the east.
In 1890, the former city of Saint Henri acquired land off Saint Antoine Street to create a small public park surrounded by the homes of the local bourgeoisie. It would be the first public park in Saint Henri. A commission for a monument to French explorer Jacques Cartier was made shortly after to Quebec sculptor Joseph-Arthur Vincent. In 1893, the statue of Jacques Cartier was installed in a basin in the centre of the square.
Jacques Cartier Monument
|Jacques Cartier Monument|
|Location||Saint Henri Square|
|Height||9 metres (30 ft)|
|Dedicated to||Jacques Cartier|
The Jacques Cartier Monument is a monument in Saint Henri Square. The monument to Jacques Cartier was unveiled in 1893. It was designed by Joseph-Arthur Vincent. It stands 9 metres (30 ft) tall and is made of cast iron.
In the 1990s, the Cartier statue was replaced with a copy after having crumbled due to exposure. In 1992, working from the original and archival photographs, the sculptor Jules Lasalle produced a faithful interpretation of the original. The original statue of Jacques Cartier by Joseph-Arthur Vincent was moved to the Place-Saint-Henri (Montreal Metro) and placed in a light shaft over the Côte-Vertu platform.
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