Old Magog Tour



At / Near :

Magog

Language :  

english

Suggested transport :

   foot     

Trail :  

3.09 km

Points of interest :  

26

Rating :  

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Target :  

Everyone

Accessibility :

  • Permanently, the whole year
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Presented by

Ville de Magog


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Old Magog Tour

Description


The Old Magog Tour looks at our architectural heritage, which reflects the tastes of the upper-class English Canadians who inhabited the town in the 19th and early 20th centuries. You’ll discover the architecture of buildings constructed between 1821 and 1950. Tangible signs of the lives led by the people of Magog, these homes and other types of buildings have marked the milestones in the history of our town. Their architecture takes us back in time and provides clues to important events in the history of Magog and the lives of its first residents.

STARTING POINT
At the entrance of Pointe Merry Park, near Merry Street South. Then, follow the directions on the map.

The original project of this heritage circuit (originally available on audioguide only) was designed thanks to an initiative of the City of Magog and to the municipal financial implication and the granting of subsidies from the MRC de Memphrémagog, the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Quebec, as well as the management of the Corporation du Chemin des Cantons and the Ministry of Tourism. The transfer of this circuit on mobile application was carried out under the Cultural Development Agreement between the City of Magog and the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Quebec.

The commentary you’ve been listening to was written in French by Anne Brigitte Renaud,  and translated by the local firm Stevenson & Writers. The text is based on essays by historians Jean-Pierre Kesteman and Maurice Langlois on the inventory and study of Magog’s heritage buildings. The text also draws on columns and other documents written by members of the Magog Historical Society, and on various Web sites on architectural heritage.

For questions about the heritage circuits, contact the City of Magog. To learn more about the history of the city, visit the City of Magog website, under the Culture and Heritage section, or the Historical Society of Magog website.

Please respect people’s privacy in their homes by remaining on the sidewalk.

Enjoy your tour!


PRODUCTION COMMITTEE

Initial project 2010 (audioguides):
Division Culture, Bibliothèque et Patrimoine - Ville de Magog:
Anne Brigitte Renaud, Denise Roy

Historical Society of Magog:
Serge Gaudreau, Maurice Langlois, David Laplante

MRC de Memphrémagog:
Sophie Charbonneau

Transfer on mobile application (2017):
Division Culture, Bibliothèque et Patrimoine - Ville de Magog:
Edith Thibodeau, Denise Roy, Pascale Goulet-Boudreau

Historical Society of Magog:
Josianne Jetté

BaladoDiscovery App:
Kevin Ross

For all credits associated with this project, please consult the Network Magog Heritage Tours on BaladoDiscovery.

Overview of map and points of interest

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You must use a tablet or smartphone to access it.
  1.  

    1. Birthplace of Magog

  2.  

    2. Magog founder house

  3.  

    3. Magog first mayor house

  4.  

    4. Old anglican Presbytery

  5.  

    5. Old catholic convent

  6.  

    6. Saint-Luke anglican Church

  7.  

    7. American Vernacular

  8.  

    8. Township mayor house

  9.  

    9. Saint-Paul Church

  10.  

    10. Queen Anne Revival

  11.  

    11. Johnson or Sunnyside house

  12.  

    12. MacDonald and Abbott street

  13.  

    13. American Vernacular and Gothic

  14.  

    14. Foursquare

  15.  

    15. American Vernacular and Boomtown

  16.  

    16. Queen Anne Revival

  17.  

    17. Merry and Saint-Patrice streets

  18.  

    18. Saint-Patrice catholic church

  19.  

    19. Judd House

  20.  

    20. Bobbin Shop

  21.  

    21. Principal street

  22.  

    22. Grand Central Hotel

  23.  

    23. Dominion Textile Co. Houses

  24.  

    24. Magog Opera House

  25.  

    25. Sherbrooke street

  26.  

    26. Original location of the Crèche

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