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Saint-Lambert takes action to better preserve and showcase its built heritage

Tuesday 15 December 2020

It is with great pride that the City of Saint-Lambert presents its built heritage inventory to its citizens. This inventory includes the 10 most common types of residential buildings, a special study devoted to King-style houses, and an overview of the significant residential and institutional buildings on its territory.

Our city boasts a rich built heritage encompassing distinctive architectural styles that reflect our history and cultural evolution over the years. It is important that we do everything possible to preserve and showcase it. The inventory addresses this very issue. In fact, it helps guide the municipal team in assessing permit applications and enables you to carry out restoration work on your property, but also promotes and showcases the richness of this heritage,” explained Mayor Pierre Brodeur.

In addition to providing an overview of the value and status of Saint-Lambert’s built heritage, one of the main aims of this project was to facilitate management of the city’s heritage resources, particularly in terms of planning, preservation and showcasing. The inventory also enriched objective knowledge of the buildings in Saint-Lambert’s built heritage by documenting and assessing their architectural and historical features.

The product of more than two years’ work, the inventory was begun thanks, in part, to a cultural development agreement reached with Quebec’s Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, and derives from one of the aims of the city’s Cultural Policy. Saint-Lambert also sought support for its project from two sources: the firm Patri-Arch, to assist in preparing the technical inventory; and the Mouillepied Historical Society, to complete the project by providing historical references specific to our city.

I wish to thank the members of the Historical Society for their involvement in this project. Their expertise helped personalize the inventory beyond strictly technical characteristics. My sincere thanks also go to the Government of Quebec for its financial support, to the firm Patri-Arch for its professionalism in performing its mandate, and to the municipal employees who coordinated the project so diligently,” concluded the mayor.

 The built heritage inventory can now be consulted at saint-lambert.ca/en/our-built-heritage.