Comparative Study of Notre Dame de la Defense and St. Edouard Churches

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Title
Comparative Study of Notre Dame de la Defense and St. Edouard Churches
Abstract
A comparative architectural assessment of two neighbourhood Catholic churches in east-end Montreal. The Church of the Madonna della Difesa (Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense) in Montreal's Little Italy was built by Italian immigrants to the city, specifically those from Molise, to commemorate the apparition of the Madonna in La Difesa, in Casacalenda, Molise. The church was inaugurated in 1919. It is famous for its large cupola and brick façade, and especially its frescos by Guido Nincheri. A particularly well-known fresco depicts Benito Mussolini, painted before the Second World War, commemorating his signing of the Lateran Accords. Église Saint-Édouard's construction started in 1901 and was completed in 1909.
Type
student paper
University
School of Architecture, McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1969
Language
en
Citation
Biello, V. “Comparative Study of Notre Dame de La Defense and St. Edouard Churches.” Student paper, School of Architecture, McGill University, 1969.
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