Cormier House

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Cormier House
Maison Ernest-Cormier
Cormier House (1).jpg
General information
Type House
Architectural style Art deco
Location 1418 Pine Avenue, Golden Square Mile
Construction started 1930-31
Renovated 1982-83
Design and construction
Architect Ernest Cormier

Cormier House (French: Maison Ernest-Cormier) is an Art deco residence in the Golden Square Mile, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, located at 1418 Pine Avenue.[1]

Description[edit]

Exterior of Cormier House

It was built by architect Ernest Cormier as his own residence in 1930-31, and also served as the residence of Pierre Trudeau, following his retirement from politics, until Trudeau's death in 2000.[2] In 1974, it was proclaimed as a historical monument in Quebec.

Cormier experimented with a variety of styles in the house: Art deco on the facade, monumental on one side and more modernist in the back. Cormier created most of the furniture, with remaining pieces acquired at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris.[3]

Recognition[edit]

Cormier House has been designated as a historic property under Quebec's heritage legislation, the Loi sur les biens culturels.[4] The house appeared on a stamp issued by Canada Post in 2011.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Columbo, John Robert (1984). Canadian Literary Landmarks. Canada: Hounslow Press. p. 70. ISBN 0-88882-073-9. 
  2. ^ Fulford, Robert (13 September 2003). "Art Deco's glamour". National Post (robertfulford.com). Retrieved 26 November 2008. 
  3. ^ Bourbonnais, Eric (2006). Ulysses Travel Guide Montreal. Canada: Ulysses Travel Guides. p. 91. ISBN 2-89464-742-5. 
  4. ^ Maison Cormier. Canadian Register of Historic Places.
  5. ^ Rochon, Lisa (8 June 2011). "New stamps emphasize Art Deco design". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Architecture: Art Déco". Canada's Stamp Details (Vol. XX No 2; April to June 2011). Canada Post. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

Coordinates: 45°30′01″N 73°35′07″W / 45.500262°N 73.585398°W / 45.500262; -73.585398