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STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue du Corps-de-Garde

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This short dead-end street in the Old City that runs off Rue Saint-Louis has been very much in the public eye lately, as it is where the iconic “cannonball tree” used to stand. A footpath and stairs lead toward the fortified walls of the Parc du Cavalier-du-Moulin.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Le Pailleur and Avenue Colonel Jones

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

These streets in the Pointe-de-Sainte-Foy district of Quebec City are named after Charles Hugh Le Pailleur (Jones), who was born in Montreal on May 1, 1876, the son of Charles Goode and Maria (Barker) Jones.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Le Mercier

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street in the Pointe-de-Sainte-Foy district of Quebec City is named after François-Marc-Antoine Le Mercier (1722-1798), a French artillery officer who first arrived in Canada in 1740 as a cadet in the colonial regular troops. In 1743, after studying engineering and gunnery, he was appointed second ensign and attached to the service of the commissary of artillery.

The story behind Avenue Livernois

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Avenue Livernois, a residential street in the La Cité-Limoilou borough of Quebec City, is named in honour of three generations of famous photographers, the Livernois family.

The story behind Carré Lépine

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

A very short street and a stairway are named in honour of the Lépine family, notably Germain Legris dit Lépine (1821-1899) who began his career as a cabinet maker. In 1844, he opened a coffin-manufacturing business on Rue Saint-Vallier Est. Due to the deadly cholera and typhus epidemics of that era, business grew rapidly. He also began to organize funerals.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Lapointe

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Hugues Lapointe (1911-1982) who was a lawyer, member of Parliament and lieutenant governor of Quebec.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Lavigueur

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons-Public Domain

A street, a stairway and a bridge are named in honour of Henri-Edgar Lavigueur (1867-1943), who served as the 27th and the 32nd mayor of Quebec City. Born in Quebec City, he was a co-founder of the Lavigueur and Hutchison Company, which sold sewing machines and musical instruments.

The story behind Avenue Juchereau

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Avenue Juchereau is named in honour of Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay (1740-1806), the sixth seigneur of the Manoir de Beauport and the son of Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay and Marie Françoise Chartier de Lotbinière.

The story behind Rue Judith-Jasmin

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Photo: Éditions Boréal

This street is named in honour of journalist Judith Jasmin (1916-1972), the first Quebec woman to become a grand reporter (special correspondent).

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Jules-Dallaire

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Photo: Screenshot from Lépine/Cloutier website

This street is named after real estate entrepreneur Jules Dallaire (1938-2006), who was born in Sainte-Rose-de-Watford and established himself in Quebec City in 1956.

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