The story behind Boulevard and Autoroute Charest

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Photo: Bibliothèque et Archives Nationale du Québec.

Father Zéphirin Charest was the pastor (curé) of Saint-Roch parish from 1839 until his death in 1876.

This artery, actually a boulevard and then a highway, is named in honour of Father Zéphirin Charest (1813-1876). Born in Sainte-Anne-de-la Pérade, he was the pastor (curé) of Saint-Roch parish in Quebec City from 1839 until his death.