Saint Henri Square
|Saint Henri Square|
|French: square Saint-Henri|
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: square Saint-Henri) is a town square in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is centrally located in the Saint Henri neighbourhood of the Southwest borough. The square is bordered by Saint Antoine Street West to the north, Agnes Street to the west, Place Guay to the south and Laporte Avenue to the east.
In 1890, the former city of Saint Henri acquired some land adjacent to Saint Antoine Street to create a small public park. It would become the first public park in Saint Henri.
Jacques Cartier Monument
|Location||Saint Henri Square|
|Height||9 metres (30 ft)|
|Dedicated to||Jacques Cartier|
A commission for a monument to the French explorer Jacques Cartier was made shortly thereafter to Quebec sculptor Joseph-Arthur Vincent. In 1893, this statue was installed in the centre of the square. It was designed by Joseph-Arthur Vincent and was unveiled in 1893. It stands 9 metres (30 ft) tall and was made of cast iron.
In the 1990s, the Cartier statue was replaced with a replica because the original had deteriorated due to exposure. In 1992, working from both original and archival photographs, sculptor Jules Lasalle produced a faithful copy. The original statue was then relocated to the Place Saint Henri metro station.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Parc Saint-Henri.|
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- "FICHE DU SECTEUR Parc Saint-Henri" (in French). Grand répertoire du patrimoine bâti de Montréal. 2012-05-18. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Monument à Jacques Cartier". L'art public à Montréal (in French). Ville de Montréal. Retrieved 19 December 2012.