Maison Gomin - Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member XeresDan
N 46° 47.237 W 071° 15.598
19T E 327507 N 5184006
Quick Description: Maison Gomin - ancienne prison devenue cimetière et columbarium - former prison now cemetary and columbarium
Location: Quebec, Canada
Date Posted: 8/1/2010 6:43:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM9CMN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík
Views: 50

Long Description:
extrait de http://www.maisongomin.com/maison-gomin-historique.html :

Ancienne prison pour femmes, cet imposant bâtiment a été construit afin d'améliorer les conditions de détention des prisonnières qui, jusque-là, étaient détenues dans les mêmes prisons que les hommes. À cette époque, la prison est isolée de la ville et des secteurs résidentiels. L'édifice porte alors le nom de refuge Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, jusqu'à ce qu'il soit rebaptisé maison Gomin en 1968 en mémoire du docteur Anet Gomin. Ce chirurgien et herboriste à ses heures s’était fait concéder une terre dans la châtellerie de Coulonge en 1664 sur laquelle fut construite la maison Gomin.

Pendant plus de 40 ans donc, la maison demeure sous la responsabilité des soeurs du Bon-Pasteur. On compare alors la vie des prisonnières à la vie en pensionnat. Par la suite, son administration est transférée au ministère de la Justice. Ayant rempli sa fonction carcérale jusqu'en 1992, la maison Gomin évoque une étape importante dans l’évolution des prisons québécoises.

Dès sa construction, et encore aujourd'hui, l'édifice a, par son architecture, profondément marqué l'imaginaire des résidants des environs qui l'ont baptisé familièrement « le château ».

Aujourd’hui, grâce à la nouvelle vocation de la Maison Gomin, ses nouveaux propriétaires redonnent à la population de Québec un des joyaux de leur ville.

N'hésitez pas à me contacter, XeresDan si vous avez plus de détails sur mes Waymarks.

from http://www.maisongomin.com/maison-gomin-historique.html :

Former women's prison, this imposing building was constructed to improve the conditions of detention of prisoners, which until then had been held in the same prisons as men. At that time, the prison is away from the city and residential areas. The building bears the name of refuge when Notre Dame-de-la-Merci, until it was renamed in 1968 Maison Gomin in memory of Dr. Anet Gomin. The surgeon and herbalist at times had made a grant of land in the châtellerie Coulonge in 1664 which was built Maison Gomin.

For over 40 years therefore, the house remains the responsibility of the "soeurs du Bon-Pasteur". It then compares the lives of prisoners to life in boarding school. Subsequently, his administration is transferred to the Department of Justice. Having served its prison until 1992, the Maison Gomin evokes an important step in the evolution of Quebec prisons.

Since its construction, and even today, the building, by its architecture, has deeply influenced the imagination of nearby residents who called colloquially "the castle".

Today, with the new role of the Maison Gomin, its new owners restore the population of Quebec, a jewel of their city.

Feel free to contact me, XeresDan if you have more details on my Waymarks.
Address:
2026, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Quebec, Quebec Canada
G1V 2K8


Open to the public: Yes

Hours: Not listed

Fees?: Not listed

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