A bit of history of our house that was built in 1895
Xiste Préfontaine House
Location of this residence
595, rue Richelieu
Province de Québec, Canada
Photo between 1914 and 1925.
- House of 595 rue Richelieu
- Des Prés Street intersection
- 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.
Photo 2007, before the construction of sewers
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.