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Desmarchais Blvd During The Depression Years | Historical Verdun » Verdun Desmarchais Blvd Residential section

Verdun Desmarchais Blvd Residential section

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  1. My great grandfather was from Verdun. Does anyone know who Desmarchais Blvd was named after?

    Comment by Don Desmarchais | December 13, 2011 | Reply

  2. Hello Don,
    According to historical notes, as late as 1907 large farms were still being subdivided into lots. One such new sector was built on the farmland of a Desmarchais family.
    If you give me the names of your great-grandparents (husband and wife) we can see their location in 1901/1911, their occupations and whether there were many Desmarchais’ in Verdun at the time.

    “Vers 1800, le chemin de la rivière Saint-Pierre (aujourd’hui la rue de l’Église) est ouvert à l’extrémité est de la côte de Verdun. Des maisons sont construites en bordure de ce chemin, à l’angle du chemin Lower Lachine Road (l’actuelle rue Wellington). Le village de Verdun prend forme au cours du XIXe siècle et se développe vers l’ouest au début du XXe siècle, sur une trame de rues orthogonale.Les grandes fermes sont subdivisées et leurs limites deviennent, pour la plupart, le tracé de nouvelles voies. En 1907, le secteur fait encore partie de la ferme de la famille Desmarchais.
    Source: http://patrimoine.ville.montreal.qc.ca/inventaire/fiche_zone.php?zone=oui&requete=simple&id=1206

    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 14, 2011 | Reply


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