Historical and Architectural Values
The Vieux Collège of Saint-Jacques is recognized in 2008. The building is used as a cultural centre where community organizations and small businesses settle in.
The architectural and historical specific features of the old college of Saint-Jacques include, among other things:
- Its massing, which consist of a rectangular plan, a three-storey elevation, a flat roof, a central avant-corps surmounted by a two-storey campanile topped by a dome, as well as lanterns (of rectangular base and with a pavilion roof);
- Its materials, including a rusticated stone masonry work and smooth stone or sheet metal architectural and ornamental features;
- Its openings, evenly distributed, such as the rectangular windows (some of which are narrow), architraves and cellar windows;
- Its ornamentation, which are the grouped niches, a Saint-Louis-de-France statue, the cornice and quoins;
- Its location, set back from the public road, on a vast landscaped lot;
- Its proximity to the village rectory, the church, the convent of the Sisters of Saint. Anne, the sexton’s former house and the parish cemetery, within the core of the Catholic institution.