2) She placed a statue of Virgin Mary at the foot of the front door.

The owner of the house, Madamde Alarie, at first refused to leave the house; firefighters had to force her to evacuate against her will. At age 90, it was her house so she could not leave without trying to save it. While leaving, she placed a statue of the Virgin Mary against the front door, and implored it to save her home.

The next morning at dawn, a veil of smoke covered the entire city. Residents were surprised to find that amid all the ruins and desolation, the little house on Saint-Pierre Street had survived without too much damage. This is how the nickname "Maison au miracle" was born.  To continue you must head back toward the corner or Saint-Pierre and Sainte-Marie Street.