Neighbourhood - Buildings

École La Visitation



Achitecture

The architect, Joseph-Omer Marchand, designed a rectangular school, made of glazed yellow brick, according to the principles of Beaux-Arts architecture. The three floors of the flat-roof building are of classical design, with their symmetrical plan, simple lines and composition that is both clean and monumental. The entrances, placed at either end, have an avant-corps with rounded angles and a door with a simple pediment. The two other sides, each looking on to a schoolyard, have large, arched windows on the first floor and smaller rectangular windows on the upper floors. On the upper portion, red bricks form “Y” patterns, and a band of the same brick borders the roof.

Inside, about 20 classrooms flank a central hallway. The gymnasium is at the centre of the building's ground floor. Quality materials were used: marble for the stairways and grey and black terrazzo for the baseboards and corridors.

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École La Visitation, facade

17.5 cm x 10.5 cm
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École La Visitation, facade

17 cm x 10.7 cm
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École La Visitation, main floor plan
Jean-Omer Marchand
June 25 1930
83.5 cm x 43.5 cm
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École La Visitation, southern facade plan
Jean-Omer Marchand
June 25 1930
83.5 cm x 44 cm
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École La Visitation, plans for entrance
Jean-Omer Marchand
June 25 1930
43 cm x 84.2 cm
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École La Visitation, southern entrance plan
Jean-Omer Marchand
June 25 1930
43.5 cm x 105 cm
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La Visitation School
Gina Garcia

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