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.

2 comments:

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

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

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