The story behind Impasse Webster

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Senator Lorne Campbell Webster (1871-1941) helped preserve the former Wesleyan Methodist Church in Quebec City. It is now known as the Maison de la littérature.

This rather insignificant “impasse” or alley in Old Quebec City was named after Senator Lorne Campbell Webster who was born in Quebec City on Sept. 30, 1871. He was educated at Commissioners’ High School (on Rue Saint-Denis), and following a year at a French-language college in Montmagny, he joined his father’s coal business in Quebec.