The Architecture of Villégiature on Lake Memphremagog, 1860–1890

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Author/collaborator
Title
The Architecture of Villégiature on Lake Memphremagog, 1860–1890
Abstract
The author looks the growing trend towards "villégiature" in nineteenth-century Quebec by examining the country estates of Montreal villégiateurs on Lake Memphremagog, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. In particular, she analyzes the architectural styles of the estates of Sir Hugh Allan, Alexander Molson, Judge Charles Dewey Day and John Murray. The author concludes that the architecture and landscaping of these estates demonstrates the occupants’ notions of nature, leisure and social status as well as indicating the contemporary influences of romanticism and antimodernism.
Publication
Journal of Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d'études des Cantons-de-l'Est
Volume
No. 41
Pages
55-79
Date
Fall 2013
Language
en
URL
Citation
Robinson, Jody. “The Architecture of Villégiature on Lake Memphremagog, 1860–1890.” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est No. 41 (Fall 2013): 55–79. http://www.etrc.ca/journal/jets-archive/.
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