Current name Habitations Raymond Allard inc.
Original vocation Private residence
Address 6 Saint-Michel Street, Vaudreuil-Dorion
Construction date 1849-1850
Architect, Firm or Contractor Télesphore Guilbault, master mason
Architectural type Lower Canada rural house (1825-1870)
Status Private property
A HOME IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE
Located in the heart of Old Vaudreuil1 on Saint-Michel Street, this house was built in 1849-1850 for Narcisse Valois (1786-1859) and his second wife Marie-Josephte Hainault-Deschamps. Its architectural features are characteristic of private residences of Vaudreuil dignitaries. A prosperous farmer, Narcisse Valois was mayor of the Saint-Michel de Vaudreuil Village from 1855 to 1859. The masonry work of this stunning stone house was entrusted in October of 1849 to Télesphore Guilbault, a resident of the Sainte-Geneviève Parish (Montréal)2. The building remained in the Valois family until it was sold in 1889.
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Before 6 Saint-Michel Street in 1982. © Groupe Harcart.
After House of Narcisse Valois and Marie-Josephte Hainault-Deschamps. © Bernard Bourbonnais - Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, 2017.
To facilitate reading and to respect Vaudreuil-Dorion’s historical development, the text in this heritage tour uses the names of Vaudreuil or Dorion for events prior to 1994, year in which the cities merged.
Also, when citing this heritage tour, please do so as follows: Sébastien Daviau, Jean-Luc Brazeau, and Édith Prégent. If buildings could speak. A historical and architectural tour of Vaudreuil-Dorion. Vaudreuil-Dorion. City of Vaudreuil-Dorion / Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, 2017, <https://www.circuitvd.ca>, accessed [insert date].
Centre d’archives de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, microfilms, m. not., François-Hyacinthe Prévost, October 26, 1849. Masonry contract between Télesphore Guilbault, master mason from Sainte-Geneviève [Montréal], and Narcisse Valois, esquire of Vaudreuil.