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Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - Until the year 1682, the houses in the Lower Town (of Quebec) were of wood.


On the 5th August, in that year, a fire took place which consumed the whole of the buildings, except one house. All the merchandise in the stores, which were full, was destroyed ; and as expressed in our French manuscript, " they lost that night more valuables than all Canada at present possesses." The house which escaped the flames belonged to M. Aubert De Lachenaye. He was a rich and generous merchant, and liberally assisted his countrymen with his power and means in rebuilding their houses. He lent his money so freely that there was scarcely a house in the Lower Town which was not mortgaged to him ; and this he did for no sordid purpose, but for the good of the Colony, and of his fellow citizens.

Hawkins's Picture of Quebec: With Historical Recollections,Alfred Hawkins John Charlton Fisher, 1834

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Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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