Stewardship and management
Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site
Site management at Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site.
Management Plan Implementation Annual Update, 2020.
The purpose of this annual update is to share 2019 achievements with the public. 2019 was a successful year : the site attracted 4,781 visitors, a 6,7%...
The Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site partners’ description.
If you are ready to inspire Canadians to develop a strong sense of connection to their protected and special heritage sites, an exceptional experience...
Visitor Information at Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site of Canada on how to contact us.
Jean-Baptiste-Moïse St-Laurent married Mary Ann Broderick in 1881. He brought furniture and a horse to the marriage, while she purchased a house and general store in Compton for $900. Four years later, Louis S. St-Laurent was born in this 1 1/2 storey wooden house built between 1839 and 1843. The general store stands in front of the house, facing the street.
The backyard has an intriguing little structure: a framework of poles supporting a roof and covered with trellises on three sides. It’s the stand for a swing!
Architecture lovers will recognize certain neo-classical features of the building that reflect how the Eastern Townships absorbed stylistic influences from the United States.
The cosmopolitan world in which Louis S. St-Laurent grew up likely sensitized the former Prime Minister of Canada to the importance of reconciliation between different linguistic and cultural groups.
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