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Great Canadian Houses

Maison Drouin, St.-Famille, Quebec - 1735

Great Canadian Heritage Treasure

A fabulous example of a Quebec stone house from the 17th century, which has never been modernized, and is the oldest home on Isle d'Orleans that is open to the public.

This house is a total carry over from the old country before French settlers started to adapt the house of their fathers to local Canadian condistions.

Like houses in the old country it has: a central chimney to heat the house from the centre, no overhanging eaves - no snow in Normandy - and steep pitched roof.

Maison Drouin, Ste.-Famille, Ile d'Orleans, Quebec - c 1730
Orig. Quebec style, "colombage pierrote" stone house
Found - Ste.-Famille, Quebec