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The story behind Rue Deschamps

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Located in the Beauport borough, Rue Deschamps is named in honour of Jean-Baptiste Deschamps (1897-1989), founder of J.B. Deschamps printers. Inaugurated in 1926, the printing company still exists on the corner of Boulevard des Chutes and Rue Deschamps and is known as Deschamps Impression. The building has been enlarged several times.

The story behind Rue De Mareuil

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This street is named in honour of Jacques de Mareuil, a half-pay lieutenant of a detachment of colonial regular troops, who was also an amateur actor. Travelling in New France from the spring of 1693 to autumn 1694, he owes his fame to the scandal he caused during his brief stay in Quebec City.

The story behind Rue Curie

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This street is named after French physicist Pierre Curie (1859-1906), a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity.

The story behind Rue Daniel-Johnson

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This private street* in the Les Saules district of Quebec City is named in honour of Daniel Johnson (1915-1968), Quebec’s 20th premier. He was born in Danville, Quebec, the son of Francis Johnson, an anglophone labourer of Irish descent.

The story behind Rue Dalhousie

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This street is named in honour of George Ramsay (1770-1838), the ninth Earl of Dalhousie, who was governor general of British North America from 1820 to 1828. Unable to put an end to the rivalry between the Executive Council and the Legislative Assembly, he was recalled to London in 1828.

The story behind Avenue Coubertin

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This street is named in honour of Charles Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (1863 - 1937), also known as Pierre de Coubertin.

Born into an aristocratic French family, Coubertin became an academic and studied a broad range of topics, most notably education and history. He was deeply interested in physical education and the role of sports in schooling.

The story behind Rue Cuvillier

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This street was named in honour of Austin (Augustin) Cuvillier (1779- 1849), a militia officer, businessman and politician in Lower Canada and Canada East.

A native of Quebec City, Cuvillier was first hired by a Montreal auctioneer, eventually taking over the business when his employer retired.

The story behind Avenue Conway

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This street was named after Edmund Conway (1858-1938), the owner of the land on which it was laid out. He built his house on this street, and he also ran a coal and wood business there until his death.

The story behind Rue Cyrille-Duquet

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This street is named in honour of Cyrille Duquet (1841-1922), who was born in Quebec City. He was a clockmaker, jeweller, goldsmith and a passionate collector of jewelry. He was also an inventor.

The story behind Rue Claude-Picher

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This street in Sainte-Foy was named in honour of artist Claude Picher (1927-1998). A native of Quebec City, the painter and engraver showed exceptional artistic talent at a very early age.

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