Maison Cartier

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Maison Cartier
Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal 2005-10-21.JPG
General information
Location407, place Jacques-Cartier
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 3B1
Coordinates45°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 tenantsJardin Nelson
Construction started1812
Design and construction
Main contractorAmable Amiot dit Villeneuve
Antoine Bouteiller
Official nameMaison Cartier National Historic Site of Canada

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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