Salaberry Armoury

The Salaberry Armoury (Manège militaire Salaberry), is an historic armoury in Gatineau, Quebec, that is home to the armoured Régiment de Hull. The 5,578 m2 (60,040 sq ft) armoury located just to the west of the Hull sector in downtown Gatineau on a 2.0800 ha (5.140 acres) lot.[3] The armoury is a prominent local landmark. In the Canadian Forces, an armoury is a place where a reserve unit trains, meets, and parades.

Salaberry Armoury; Manège militaire Salaberry
The Salaberry Armoury
General information
TypeDrill Hall / armoury
Architectural stylelate Château Style
LocationGatineau, Quebec, Canada
Address188 Alexandre Taché Blvd
Current tenantsRégiment de Hull.
Construction started1930s
Completed1938/01/01
ClientCanadian Army
OwnerCanadian Forces Crown Owned
Dimensions
Other dimensions2.0800 ha (5.140 acres)
Technical details
Structural systemsteeply pitched gable roof
Floor area5,578 m2 (60,040 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectLucien Sarra-Bournet
Awards and prizesCanada's Register of Historic Places;[1] Recognized – 1993/05/13 Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings [2]

History

Le Régiment de Hull, which is housed in Salaberry Armoury, formed on 7 August 1914. The Regiment, which is a unit of the Reserve Armoured Corps, is the only Francophone unit in the National Capital Region. The armoury was built beginning on 1 January 1938, designed by the architect Lucien Sarra-Bournet in the late Château Style with a steeply pitched gable roof and prominent chimneys.[4]

The armoury was named after Colonel Charles de Salaberry, a hero of the War of 1812. The armoury, which has been identified as an historic site is one of a series of armouries built across Canada during the 1930s. During World War II, this building was the scene of local recruitment efforts.[5]

Salaberry Armoury is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building.[6]

Legacy

A plaque was erected by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 30 Hull with a quote from poem For the Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them"

A plaque was erected in the spring of 1974 for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Regiment de Hull.

References

See also

List of Armouries in Canada

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