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OUR HISTORY

SHORT STORY

The story of the Maison Smith (Smith’s house) can be traced back to the times of New France’s colony in 1608 when Champlain erected a fortified post. This place is known today as Place Royale (Royal Place). Already inhabited by the First Nations for thousands of years, it became the cradle of French America. Champlain’s post developed quickly as a shelter for the bustling port city. In 1865, a fire ravaged the first house that was later rebuilt with stones.

The Smith house was first inhabited by french pionniers until 1796 when it was bought by Charles Smith. We owe to this gentlemen our name.

 

 

FIRE 1865

Short story of the house

1608
Quebec foundation


1603

Bourgignon

1684
François Hazeur

1745
Bernard Deplaine

1759
Marie-Madelaine Pelletier

1772
J-C Chevalier

1796
Charles Smith

1889
John O’donnell

1967
Government of Quebec

2013
The Maison Smith

Come satisfy your taste buds and take in the marvels of Maison Smith’s breathtaking terrace at the very heart of Quebec city.

All the images were taken from the City of Quebec archive and from the MAnQ