Maison Cartier

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Maison Cartier
Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal 2005-10-21.JPG
General information
Location Place Jacques-Cartier
Address Old Montreal
Town or city Montreal
Country Canada
Coordinates 45°30′29″N 73°33′09″W / 45.5080°N 73.5526°W / 45.5080; -73.5526Coordinates: 45°30′29″N 73°33′09″W / 45.5080°N 73.5526°W / 45.5080; -73.5526
Current tenants Jardin Nelson
Construction started 1812
Completed 1813
Design and construction
Main contractor Amable Amiot dit Villeneuve
Antoine Bouteiller
Official name Maison Cartier National Historic Site of Canada
Designated 1982

Maison Cartier is a historic house in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal. It was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada on November 19, 1982.[1]

It was constructed from 1812 to 1813 by mason Amable Amiot dit Villeneuve and carpenter Antoine Bouteiller.[2] The walls, which are made of ashlar along with the dormers on the roof, are considered to be examples of Quebec's urban architecture in the early Nineteenth century.[1][2] The first owners of the house were Louis Parthenais and Augustin Perrault.[2]

The Maison Cartier was originally connected to the Nelson Hotel. Though it is located next to Montreal's oldest public monument - Nelson's Column - it was apparently named the Jardin Nelson for Wolfred Nelson, a Patriote in the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837, and the ninth Mayor of Montreal.[3] Today a restaurant operates in the building.[3]


  1. ^ a b Maison Cartier. Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Parks Canada. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Maison Cartier, Place Jacques-Cartier". Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "In the heart of a historical venue". Jardin Nelson. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

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