The Têtu House

The Têtu House (HM1JO0)

Location: Québec, Québec G1R 4B2 Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec
Country: Canada
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N 46° 48.608', W 71° 12.399'

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La maison Têtu

In 1852 Cirice Têtu, a merchant, asked Charles Baillairgé, one of the finest architects in Québec, to draw up the plans for his home and to oversee its construction. The Têtu house is one of the most remarkable examples of the neoclassical town houses built at that time. Its elegant masonry is richly decorated with Greek Revival motifs which blend perfectly with the traditional architecture of the layout and facade. The Greek Revival influence continues inside, in the finely detailed door and window mouldings, cornices and rosettes.

En 1852, le marchand Cirice Têtu demanda à Charles Baillairgé, un des meilleurs architectes de Québec, de dessiner les plans de sa maison et d'en superviser la construction. La maison Têtu est un des exemples les plus remarquables des résidences urbaines néo-classiques érigées à cette époque. Son élégante maçonnerie est richement ornée de motifs néo-grecs, qui s'intègrent parfaitement à l'architecture traditionnelle du plan et de la façade. L'influence néo-grecque se retrouve également à l'intérieur, dans les moulures finement travaillées des portes et des fenêtres, ainsi que dans les corniches et les rosaces.
HM NumberHM1JO0
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 331647 N 5186429
Decimal Degrees46.81013333, -71.20665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 48.608', W 71° 12.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 48' 36.4800" N, 71° 12' 23.9400" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 Avenue Ste Geneviève, Québec Québec G1R 4B2, CA
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