Sunday, November 8, 2009

Day 310: Papineau House

Day 310: Papineau House, originally uploaded by susanvg.

This was the home of Joseph Papineau, a notary and politician who lived from 1752-1841. The house remained in the hands of the Papineau family. Joseph's son, Louis-Joseph Papineau (1786-1871), was a politician and leader of the Patriotes who objected to British rule. He had to go into exile for a number of years before he was pardoned. You can see a winter photo of Papineau House. I had the pleasure of attending a concert in the house's gardens. It is wonderful when our historic buildings are put to many uses.

For more information about the building (in French) click here.


  1. It is so clean with simple lines! A bit eerie with the night lighting, but I'm sure the music warmed it up!

  2. Concerts and art exhibits seem so much richer in historic settings.