Sillery Heritage Site
heritage site in Quebec City
Wikimedia Commons category: Site patrimonial de Sillery
English Sillery Heritage Site
The Sillery Heritage Site (French: site patrimonial de Sillery), formerly known as the Sillery Historic District (French: arrondissement historique de Sillery), is a territory containing historic residential and institutional properties, as well as woodlands, located in the Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge borough of Quebec City, Canada. It is one of four heritage sites which are located in the City of Quebec. Having been called the "cradle of the Quebec nation," it includes approximately 350 buildings situated on a linear 3.5 kilometres (2.175 miles) wide landscape, which is alongside, as well as an integral part of the coast of the Saint Lawrence River. The built environment was constructed in all of the time periods, including and following the foundation of New France (French: Nouvelle-France).
Amongst the district's properties are the early 18th century Jesuit House of Sillery (French: maison des Jésuites-de-Sillery), 19th century workers' homes on Foulon Road (French: chemin du Foulon (also known during this time period by the English name Cove Road)) and the Sillery coast (near Saint-Michel of Sillery Church (French: église Saint-Michel de Sillery), villas built by wood barons in the 19th century, and institutional properties built at the turn of the 20th century.Heritage designation began as early as 1929, when the Jesuit House was assigned protective status. The entire territory was officially recognized as a heritage site by the Government of Quebec (French: Gouvernement du Québec) on 5 February 1964. The heritage site was placed on the Parks Canada's administered Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP; (French: Répertoire canadien des lieux patrimoniaux), also known as Canada's Historic Places, on 22 June 2006. The site's provincial heritage registry listing includes five categorical groups of associated elements: 627 heritage immovable / real property assets, nine associated movable heritage objects, 18 related commemorative plaques, two associated groups, and three associated people.
While recognizing the visionary action taken by Quebec's Ministry of Culture (French: ministère de la Culture), in the 1960s, by conferring historic status upon the district to protect it from suburban developers, the National Trust for Canada (French: Fiducie nationale du Canada), a registered charity, placed the Sillery Historic District on its Top 10 Endangered Places list (French: Palmarès des 10 sites les plus menacés), in the early 2010s, due to the approval of condominium developments which encroached upon historic religious properties in the district. In 2015, the City of Quebec announced that it would encourage any future developers to restore historic religious structures which were no longer owned by their former communities, in exchange for the allowance to undertake development on the surrounding lands. The city argued that some development was necessary to provide tax revenue in order to sustain the preservation of the historic district. The Trust has subsequently removed the Sillery Historic District from its endangered list, and archived its status as a past listing, amongst other properties, spread across all of Canada's provinces and territories.
Source: Sillery Heritage Site
French Site patrimonial de Sillery
Le site patrimonial de Sillery, anciennement connu sous le nom d'arrondissement historique de Sillery est territoire à vocation résidentiel et institutionnel situé dans l'arrondissement Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge de Québec au Québec (Canada). Le site, qui fait 3,5 km de long comprend environ 350 bâtiments. Ils ont été bâtis dans des périodes variées, dont la maison des Jésuites pour le régime français, des maisons ouvrières du XIXe siècle sur le chemin du Foulon et la côte de Sillery (près de l'église Saint-Michel), des villas construite par les barons du bois au XIXe siècle et des propriétés institutionnelles construite au tournant du XXe siècle. Le site a été déclaré site patrimonial par le gouvernement du Québec en 1964.
Source: Site patrimonial de Sillery