Aux origines de Montréal / The origins of Montréal

Aux origines de Montréal / The origins of Montréal (HM1DUP)

Location: Montréal, Québec Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal
Country: Canada

N 45° 30.174', W 73° 33.25'

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C'est ici que le sieur de Maisonneuve fonda Montréal en mai 1642. Situé au confluent du Saint-Laurent et de l'ancienne petite rivière Saint-pierre, l'endroit était bien connu des Autochtones qui s'y rassemblaient depuis des siècles, de même que sur le site de l'actuelle place Royale. Dès leur arrivée, les Français construisirent le fort Ville-Marie. Vers 1688, le gouverneur de Montréal, Louis-Hector de Calliėre, obtint une partie du terrain et y érigea sa résidence, d'où le nom de pointe ả Calliėre. Ce lieu vit naître Montréal fut aussi témoin de sa transformation en l'une des grandes métropoles du Canada.

Here, in May of 1642, sieur de Maisonneuve founded Montréal. Located at the junction of the St. Lawrence River and the now-disappeared Petite rivière Saint-Pierre, this area was well known to Native peoples who for centuries met here and on the present site of Place Royale. The French built Ville-Marie upon their arrival. Around 1688, Montréal's governor, Louis-Hector de Calliėre, acquired a portion of the area and built his residence, hence the name Pointe ả Calliėre. This site which gave to Montréal also witnessed its transformation into one of Canada's great metropolitan centres.
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HM NumberHM1DUP
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByCommission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 612952 N 5039835
Decimal Degrees45.50290000, -73.55416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 30.174', W 73° 33.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 30' 10.4400" N, 73° 33' 15.0000" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160 Place d'Youville, Montréal Québec , CA
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