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Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* -

Saint-Henri is a historic district of the Sud-Ouest borough of the city of Montreal.

The name of the district honors Henri II of the Holy Empire, the last Ottonian sovereign, as well as Father Jean-Henri-Auguste Roux, superior of the Sulpician seminary.

Due to the presence of the Lachine Canal and the passage of the main Canadian National railway line, Saint-Henri was, from the middle of the 19th century, one of the most important industrial districts in the country.

Various companies settled on the banks of the canal, to take advantage of its hydraulic power, among other things. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was home to the RCA Victor factory, where there were major recording studios, as well as the industrial tanneries Moseley and Ricker and Thomas Ecroyd, the Dominion Textile, the William Sewing Machine and the Canada Malting.

Saint-Henri was annexed to the City of Montreal in 1905. The neighborhood is bounded to the east by Atwater Avenue, to the south by the Lachine Canal, to the west by Highway 15 and to the north by the neighborhoods of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and the city of Westmount.

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The village of Saint-Henri was born in 1685, following the first census in Canada, ordered by Jean Talon who also ordered the creation of tanneries in this part of the country.
So, in 1685, a first tannery was opened near the outlet of the Saint-Pierre River, near the Saint-Jacques cliff. With its many small streams, this place was ideal, far from the city, thus limiting the diffusion of strong odors resulting from the treatment of hides and leather.
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The Montreal & Lachine railway, inaugurated in 1847, serves as a bypass of the rapids, and notably passes through Saint-Henri (in 1851, this railway was renamed Montreal & New York and extended to Plattsburg).

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The parish of Saint-Henri-des-Tanneries was founded in 1867, a few years before the civil constitution of the municipality of Saint-Henri, in 1875.

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1873
ST HENRI, Hochelaga co., Que. See Tannery West.

TANNERY WEST or ST. HENRI, formerly TANNERIES DES ROLLANDS, a thriving post village in Hochelaga co., Que., on the G. T. R., 3 miles from Montreal, of which it may almost be considered a suburb. It contains an Episcopal church, a Roman Catholic church, several stores, brickfields, &c. Pop. 4,000.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - St Henri / Tannery West
"St Henri, or Tannery West (formerly Tanneries des Rolands), tn., Quebec, co. Hochelaga, suburb and 3 m. SW. of Montreal. P. 6,415. Contains an abbatoir and several factories, &c."
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1890 - St Henri
"St Henri, or Tannery West (formerly Tanneries des Rolands), tn., Quebec, co. Hochelaga, suburb and 3 m. SW. of Montreal. P. 6,415. Contains an abbatoir and several factories, &c."
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Saint Henri / Tannery West
St Henri, or Tannery West (formerly Tanneries des Rolands), tn., Quebec, co. Hochelaga, suburb and 3 m. SW. of Montreal. P. 6,415. Contains an abbatoir and several factories, &c.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott


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Saint-Henri was annexed to the City of Montreal in 1905.

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1906
Saint Henri, or Tannery West, a city of Hochelaga co., Quebec, is a suburb of Montreal (3 miles distnat). Pop. in 1901, 21,192.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
With the economic crisis of 1929, Saint-Henri became a district in decline.
Several factories are closing and as many companies are leaving for newer industrial parks. The workers no longer have work, many emigrate to other neighborhoods. Several factories are closing and as many companies are leaving for newer industrial parks. The workers no longer have work, many emigrate to other neighborhoods.
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2023 - Saint-Henri in Québec is a fantastic neighborhood with a rich history and a vibrant atmosphere. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Saint-Henri:
Atwater Market:

Start your day at the iconic Atwater Market. It's not just a market; it's a sensory experience. Grab fresh produce, gourmet foods, and unique Quebecois products.

Lachine Canal:

Take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the scenic Lachine Canal. The view is stunning, especially during sunset.

Griffintown Art School:

If you're into art, check out the Griffintown Art School. It often hosts exhibitions and workshops, showcasing local talent.

Burgundy Lion:

For a taste of the local pub scene, head to Burgundy Lion. It's a British-style pub with a warm atmosphere, offering a great selection of beers and hearty pub fare.

Le Boucan:

If you're a barbecue enthusiast, don't miss Le Boucan. Their smoked meats are legendary, and the cozy ambiance adds to the dining experience.

Saint-Henri Microbrasserie:

Craft beer lovers should make a stop at Saint-Henri Microbrasserie. Enjoy a variety of locally brewed beers in a laid-back setting.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada*

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male ancestorJoseph-Marie LEPAGE (14 March 1754, La Durantaye, Québec, Canada - 18 September 1822, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Tannery West))
female ancestorGenevieve VERRIER (6/13/1820, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska) - 8/17/92, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Tannery West))
male ancestorEdouard TOUPIN (4 March 1821, Île-Perrot, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal) - 16 August 1902, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Tannery West))
male ancestorEusebe ARCHAMBAULT (17 February 1831, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada - 26 December 1901, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Tannery West))
female ancestorAdeline LORTIE (12 June 1834, Île-Perrot, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal) - 2 May 1904, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Tannery West))
female ancestorPhilomène ARCHAMBAULT (1837, Beloeil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil) - 1910, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Tannery West))
male ancestorJoseph (Jacques) TOUPIN (14 August 1867, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Tannery West) - , )
female ancestorMarie-Cordelie TAILLEFER (8 October 1867, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec, Canada (Valleyfield) (Sainte-Cécile) - 6 May 1925, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Tannery West))
male ancestorAlexandre-Archille REAUME (9 March 1871, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 26 March 1908, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Tannery West))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada*

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male ancestorOvila LIPPE (2 June 1871 - 5 December 1909) and female ancestorMarie NANTEL (11 May 1873 - 1 June 1907) married 26 September 1893
photo of Adolphe BAZIN Adolphe BAZIN (May 27 1869 - November 4 1943) and photo of Marie-Justina-Laura BEAUCHEMIN Marie-Justina-Laura BEAUCHEMIN (September 1871 - October 15 1941) married June 30 1896
male ancestorEusebe ARCHAMBAULT (17 February 1831 - 26 December 1901) and female ancestorEsther GARIEPY (20 August 1831 - 23 October 1912) married 30 September 1901

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