The story behind Rue Guillaume-Bresse

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This photo of Guillaume Bresse was taken circa 1890 by Livernois.

This street is named in honour of Guillaume Bresse, born in 1833 in Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu. After primary school, he became a factory worker in Montreal. It is believed that Bresse learned the shoemaking trade while living in Massachusetts after emigrating there with numerous other Canadians.