First Demers House
In 1689, Jean Dumay (or Demers), with the help of masons LeRouge, Regnault and Charpentier, built a stone house in old Quebec City on the consumed ruins of house. The family lived there until 1764. The house was subjected to Wolfe’s canon fire and burned to the ground but was restored in 1770.
This historical building of the XVII century is located in Place Royale, on the road Cul-de-Sac (boul. Champlain) with the rear entrance on Demeulles Road (Petit Champlain). The age of the building as well as its architectural details make it a jewel of Place Royale. It witnessed the beginnings of civilization in “Nouvelle France” as well as the industrial revolution of the past century.
Paul-Arthur Demers worked hard and long to have it officially recognized as the ancestral home of the Demers’. It is remarkably well preserved thanks to the work of numerous persons. If you have the opportunity to visit, let the walls speak to you of its 325 years of history.