Joseph Venne

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Joseph Venne
Joseph Venne.jpg
Known fordistinguished architect
and founder of
Ordre des architectes du Québec

Joseph Venne (1858–1925) was a prominent Canadian architect whose practice was located in Montreal, Quebec. During a long and distinguished career he designed more than sixty buildings in the Montreal[1] area and three large catholic churches in Massachusetts.

Early life and architectural training[edit]

Born in Montreal in 1858, he quickly established himself into the network of prominent architects who erected buildings for most French-speaking Montrealers.

Architectural practice[edit]

Interior of St. Anthony Church, New Bedford (1902)

Mr. Venne was architect for over a hundred buildings, including several churches, schools and the famous National Monument. His buildings incorporated innovative use of materials such as steel, concrete and glass. He helped found what would become of the Ordre des architectes du Québec, as well as developing a building code of the City of Montreal to establish standards of quality and safety.

Works include[edit]