Saint-Patrice, Basilique St-Patrrick
History and facts
The architectural style of this building is Neo-Gothic. It was at the time of its construction the heart of the Irish Catholic community in Montreal.
As the church is constructed on a natural elevation, the sight that we have from the de la Gauchetière Street is quite startling. The fact that the building turns its back on Rene-Levesque Boulevard is explained by the fact that in year1850 the Dorchester Street was much small and far from being a main road for the city. It is the Victoria Square which explains the direction of the church.
Church St. Patrice is in the Gothic style in the 15th
century. Placed on a hilltop on St Alexandre Street, it
faces the street Lagauchetière and is the first object
which strikes the eye, as soon as you approach the city.
it has 240 feet long and 90 wide. The height
its steeple is 225 feet. I>
This building was classified as an historical monument on December 10, 1985.
Pierre louis Morin
Constructor and other companies involved in construction:
Construction du presbitère: William E. Doran, Décoration intérieure: Victor Bourgeau
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Works cited, references and bibliography
Prix d'architecture de l'Odre des Architectes du Québec de 1978 à 2011
Les belles églises du Québec: Montréal
Montréal, son histoire, son archiecture tome 4
Architecture de Montréal, guide des styles et bâtiment
L'Architecture de Montréal
Répertoire d'architecture traditionnelle: Les Églises
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