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The story behind Rue Cuvillier

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This street was named in honour of Austin (Augustin) Cuvillier (1779- 1849), a militia officer, businessman and politician in Lower Canada and Canada East.

A native of Quebec City, Cuvillier was first hired by a Montreal auctioneer, eventually taking over the business when his employer retired.

The story behind Avenue Conway

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This street was named after Edmund Conway (1858-1938), the owner of the land on which it was laid out. He built his house on this street, and he also ran a coal and wood business there until his death.

The story behind Rue Cyrille-Duquet

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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.

The story behind Rue Claude-Picher

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This street in Sainte-Foy was named in honour of artist Claude Picher (1927-1998). A native of Quebec City, the painter and engraver showed exceptional artistic talent at a very early age.

The story behind Rue de Marly

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Rue de Marly is rare proof that someone at City Hall had a wry sense of humour when choosing the name for this street back in 1980.

The story behind Rue Chênevert

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This street is named in honour of Raoul Chênevert (1889-1951), one of Quebec’s most renowned architects from the 1920s until his death.

For 25 years, Chênevert was the designated architect of the Commission scolaire de Québec, for which he designed many school buildings in the 1920s and 1930s.

The story behind Boulevard and Autoroute Charest

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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.

The story behind Boulevard Champlain

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This wide boulevard was named for Samuel de Champlain, the famous French explorer and cartographer who made more than 20 trips across the Atlantic and founded New France and Quebec City.

The story behind Avenue Charles-Fitzpatrick

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This avenue is named in honour of Sir Charles Fitzpatrick (1851-1942). Born in Quebec City, he was the son of Mary Connolly and John Fitzpatrick, who was an Irish wood merchant and the first mayor of Sillery, from 1856 to 1859.

The story behind Place Casault

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Place Casault is on the campus of Université Laval in front of the pavilion named in honour of Louis-Jacques Casault (1808-1862). Casault was a priest, academic, superior of the Séminaire de Québec and the first rector of Université Laval.

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