The story behind Rue Cyrille-Duquet


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Cyrille Duquet was a goldsmith, flutist and inventor in Quebec City. Originally working in the field of clocks and watches, he was also a passionate jewelry collector. This photo of him was taken circa 1915.

This street is named in honour of Cyrille Duquet (1841-1922), who was born in Quebec City. He was a clockmaker, jeweller, goldsmith and a passionate collector of jewelry. He was also an inventor.