|Saint Louis Square
Saint-Louis Square, looking east from Laval Street, fountain in the distance, 2005.
|Location||Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Operated by||City of Montreal|
Saint-Louis Square (French: square Saint-Louis) is an urban square in Montreal's Plateau Mont Royal. Its eastern edge is located on Saint Denis Street, an important north-south artery. Rue du Square-Saint-Louis runs along both the square's northern and southern sides. Its western edge runs along Laval Avenue.
The square is located on the site of the city's former reservoir, which was functional until 1852, and replaced by the McTavish reservoir, after the Great Fire of 1852. The square was created in 1876, and named for two businessmen, brothers Emmanuel and Jean-Baptiste Saint-Louis.
The square features a Victorian fountain as its centrepiece. A bust of Octave Crémazie was unveiled on June 24, 1906, designed by Louis-Philippe Hébert, near the home of Émile Nelligan, facing the square. Nelligan himself was honoured with a bust in the square 99 years later, on June 7, 2005, designed by Roseline Granet.
The square is also notable for the Victorian style residences facing the park. The Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois is based in one such structure on Laval Street, which was the residence of Claude Jutra.
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