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163-167 Promenade du Portage, 2004
© CMCC, photo: Harry Foster, no. D2005-00131

The Labelle-Desrosiers House
163-167 Promenade du Portage

This building, originally a neo-Queen Anne house designed by R.-A. Brassard in 1902, has lost its former charm. It was the home of the notary François-Albert Labelle and his office, as well as that of numerous other prominent Hull professionals. It remained in the Labelle family, as the lawyer Philippe Desrosiers, son of Pierre, was Labelle's great-grandson. Labelle was a prominent professional, alderman and businessman. He was involved in almost all of Hull's social and community organizations for 30 years. In his private life, he prospered and experienced the joy of two marriages and children, but also the sorrow of numerous deaths. François-Albert Labelle was more than a busy notary; he was one of the notable personalities of Hull during the first third of the twentieth century.

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Latitude North 45.42643   Longitude West 75.71573