History and facts
Located in the center of the historical district of Montreal, actual Notre-Dame Church is the second one of the same name in the city; the first one was located just beside and was destroyed to make room for this one, a true act of power from Sulpicians of this time. The construction of this church was a response to the new Saint-Jacques Cathedral. This also explains the church size, which was able to contain all the faithful of Notre-Dame catholic parish, in order to avoid parish sub-division.
The church has been for a long time the tallest building in the city of Montreal before being outrange by the New York Life Insurance building located the other site of the street, east side of the Place d'Armes.
Interior was decorated by one of the most prolific province architects of the nineteenth century: Victor Bourgeau.
Notre-Dame Church is now Montreal’s most visited religious building and still receives largest religious events of the city.
This building has a neo-Gothic architectural style.
The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of church burned in 1978.
James O Donnell
Constructor and other companies involved in construction:
John Redpath, Jacob Cox, Denis Serre, Gabriel Lamontagne
Finition intérieure: Victor Bourgeau, Réfection de la chapelle: Jodoin Lamarre Prat et Associés
Other related pages to see
Works cited, references and bibliography
[Website] Prix d'architecture de l'Odre des Architectes du Québec de 1978 à 2011
[Guides] Architecture de Montréal, guide des styles et bâtiment
[Books] Répertoire d'architecture traditionnelle: Les Églises
[Website] Vieux-Montréal : Le patrimoine en détail
Person or institution related to this page
THis church is part of the Diocèse de Montréal
Compagnie des Prêtres de Saint-Sulpice
This building won following awards
Hours of masses and other religious events from this churches are not shown because they are subject to change.
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