Neighbourhood - Commemorative and public art

Plaque marking the home of Louis-Honoré Fréchette


Louis-Honoré Fréchette (1839-1908), lawyer, politician and man of letters, lived for fifteen years in this prestigious residence, designated a Historic Monument in 1976. Fréchette's best-known works, Les oiseaux de neiges (1880) and Les fleurs boréales (1881), were awarded the Prix Montyon by the Académie Française, making him the first Canadian honoured by that institution.

The Louis-Fréchette House, in Second Empire style, is identified by a bronze plaque decorated with a finely wrought motif of superimposed maple leaves and crowned by the arms of Quebec.