The Use of Slate in a the French Regime

One can only speculate on the use of slate for roofing if the French Regime had continued. After the British conquest the French architects and engineers who were slate’s main promoters were either dead or had left the colony. Nearly a century would pass before slate roofing would again receive official recognition and acceptance for […]

The religious architecture of New France

The religious architecture of New France provides the first examples of the use of slate roofing in Canada. The initial churches, stripped down imitations of the monumental classic architecture of 17th-century France, used foreign building materials. The 1666 Jesuit church built on the Place du Marche at Quebec, and designed in the form of a […]

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20th Century Slate Designs

Thick, textured slates in 20th-century domestic architecture Until the end of the First World War the slate-roofed, architect designed homes featured in the Canadian professional press, specifically, the Canadian Architect and Builder, and Construction, exhibited the common slating of the 1890s with increasing use of smaller slates and a wide acceptance of the colour green […]