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This new library, inside the shell of an old stone church, is a marvel. I confess I am a longtime library board member so this is a particular treat for me, but I think anyone who likes libraries at all will appreciate this innovative re-use...More
I would not have noticed this building among the many splendors of Quebec except for the fact that it's across the street from the Morrin Center. The clean, light-stone exterior of this large "church" is actually quite attractive. It began its life as a mid-19th-century...More
Answer: You repurpose the beautiful building as a museum or cultural center to benefit the community in a secular fashion. The church was purged of stained glass and altars and painted stark white throughout. The House of Literature is an hommage to language and the...More
This is another building in the City of Quebec that awed us. The building now functions as the repository of the collection of literature of Quebec, but originally it was the Wesley Temple. The Temple was the first Gothic style church in Quebec built in...More
We happened upon the library while strolling in old Quebec. It is a lovely library that was once a church. The inside is painted white and the large church windows allow for lots of natural light. There is a spiral staircase to the upper level....More