History of lodging

A bit of history of our house that was built in 1895

Xiste Préfontaine House

Location of this residence
595, rue Richelieu
Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu
Province de Québec, Canada

 

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Photo between 1914 and 1925.

  1.  gasifier
  2.  House of 595 rue Richelieu 
  3. Des Prés Street intersection 
  4.  Du quai Street intersection

Note the presence of a shed, the gasifier. Property of Romuald Noël, this building was used to store the necessary gas for street lighting. I think the posts that support telephone wire, but I’m not sure. The residence is the same as shown in the pictures below. The village of St-Marc-sur-Richelieu was electricity in 1924.

 

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Photo 2007, before the construction of sewers

 

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Photo 2011: Electrical wire were removed, a new sidewalk and a stone wall were built

 

The history of this beautiful House Owners

 

  • The house was built in 1895
  • In 1916 Xiste Prefontaine, farmer, replaces Pierre-Edouard Ducharme, son of Marc-Édouard, as the owner of the house. Peter Édouard would have acquired his brother Edmond.
  • Xiste Prefontaine dwell home until his death in 1927 and his widow, Cordelia Prefontaine and his son took over Xiste as merchants.
  • In 1936, their daughter Antoinette owns the house turned into a hotel and his brother Xiste also occupies the hotel as well as a tenant Mathias Trudeau.
  • In 1954 the property was sold to Clodomir Ladouceur and Annette Bellemarre who house their family. Clodomir Ladouceur was deputy under Duplessis for a few terms.
  • In 1974 Ms. Ladouceur sell to Florence Coulombe Corneillier.
  • In 1998 the house was sold to André Bergeron and Cecile Boutin who turned it into a bed and breakfast.
  • In 2005 the house was bought by the couple François Thivierge and Maryse Allard.
  • And here in this beautiful story continued, the Bed and breakfast was closed in December 2011. 
  • in May 2013 Francois Thivierge and Maryse Allard is sold this beautiful house at Carole Morin and Paul Lupien which we decide to reopen the Bed and breakfast.

research : Nicole Lamarrelogo_societe_ind1

Of the Société d’histoire de Cournoyer

 

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