Maison Charles-Berthelot - Quebec, QC, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna
N 46° 48.788 W 071° 12.379
19T E 331682 N 5186762
House of XVIII century
Waymark Code: WM19MD7
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 03/18/2024
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 8

"This property on rue Sainte-Anne was transferred to the merchant Charles Berthelot around 1731. Shortly after, he had the existing house demolished at that time and ordered the construction of a new one-story stone house which was extended on the west side in 1736. It is possible that the house had two floors even if it was said in 1740 that it only had one. The merchant Berthelot resided in his house on rue Sainte-Anne in 1744. The house suffered little damage during the Conquest.

Around 1770, Berthelot resided on rue De Buade, offering his house on rue Sainte-Anne for rent. The property was finally transferred in 1774 to his son, the lawyer and future politician Michel-Amable Berthelot d'Artigny (1738-1815) who already occupied the house. He was there in 1792, 1795, 1798 and 1805. An aide-de-camp, Major de Bouillé, resided with him in 1798.

Following his death, the property on rue Sainte-Anne was sold by his heirs to the bourgeois Joseph Roy in 1818. Roy was still on site in 1830, and his tenant was the lawyer AR Hamel. After the death of Joseph Roy, his widow continued to occupy the house. We find him there in 1845; Also residing with her is the lawyer and future prime minister Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau (1820-1890). Chauveau will subsequently acquire this property; he resided there in 1876. In 1884, the property was left to his daughter, Honorine Chauveau, who was the wife of the doctor Arthur Vallée (1848-1903). The latter still resided on the premises in 1915 with her son Doctor Arthur Vallée (1882-1939).

Since 1947, this 18th century residence has housed the Quebec Wax Museum."

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Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 05/05/1731

Architectural Period/Style: Neoclassicism maybe

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Main Material of Construction: stone

Private/Public Access: public


Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

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