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Église Saint-Louis-de-France – Vieux Terrebonne
The Parish of Saint-Louis-de-France was initially established in 1723 in what is now Vieux Terrebonne. This puts it among the 35 oldest Parishes in New France.
The original church was built in 1743 much closer to the Mille-Iles river about 600 yards down the hill from the current church’s location.
By the mid 1860’s the congregation had outgrown the original building and plans were drawn up to build a much bigger church nearby.
At the time Terrebonne was a relatively poor rural farming community. It took close to a dozen years to raise the funds for construction of the new church.
A generous donation of land by a wealthy local benefactor also helped get the project moving forward.
Designed by French Canadian architect Louis-Gustave Martin, the current structure was built between 1877 and 1879, and aside from a number of renovations and upgrades made over the years, it remains intact today.
On a snowy afternoon a few weekends ago I took a walk around to explore its doors and see what else there was to discover about this beautiful structure.
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