Talbot, Eugene Michel

TALBOT, Eugene Michel (1858-1917) was a remarkably prolific architect active in Quebec City where he practised under his own name from before 1887 to 1906, and then in partnership with J. Arthur Thomas Dionne as Talbot & Dionne. Born in Levis, Que. he was educated in local schools and began to work as an architect in April 1882. It was not until September 1898 that he became a full member in the Province of Quebec Association of Architects, and he continued to produce dozens of designs for residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and ecclesiastical buildings in Quebec City and in several nearby towns. His best known work is that of the twin-towered Romanesque design of St. Roch Roman Catholic Church, Quebec City, 1914-15, with interiors later finished after his death by Louis N. Audet in 1923.
Talbot died unexpectedly in l'Ange Gardien, Que. on 24 March 1917 (obit. l'Action Catholique [Quebec City], 24 March 1917, 16; Le Soleil [Quebec City], 26 March 1917, 6). A list of several of his projects underway in 1894 appeared in the local newspaper called L'Electeur [Quebec], 28 Dec. 1894, 4. The Archives Nationales du Quebec in Quebec City holds an large collection of architectural drawings by Talbot for the period from 1884 to 1906, and by Talbot & Dionne covering the period from 1906 to 1917.

(works in Quebec City)

ST. JOSEPH STREET, residence for Guillaume Thibault and Joseph Noel, 1887 (ACQ, L. Leclerc, Notaire, 25 June 1887, no. 9904)
ST. JOSEPH STREET, at St. Roch Street, addition to department store for J.B. Laliberte, 1891 (ACQ, E.J. Angers, Notaire, 6 June 1891, no. 6347)
DU PONT STREET, at Fleurie Street, residence for Germain Lepine, 1895 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 4 Jan. 1895)
DU PONT STREET, at Richelieu Street, residence for Dr. Elzear Laberge, 1895 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 4 Jan. 1895)
CLUB VENDOME, St. Joseph Street, a hotel and restaurant for Michel Cote, 1896 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 13 March 1896)
ST. VALLIER STREET, store for Elie Jobin, 1896 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 10 April 1896)
ST. EUSTACHE STREET, at Ste. Julie Street, two houses for Antoine Painchaud, 1897 (ACQ, L.P. Sirois, Notaire, 12 July 1897, no. 7489)
STE. FOY ROAD, residence for P. Calixte Lacasse, 1897 (C.R., viii, 5 Aug. 1897, 2)
ST. VALLIER STREET, residence for Joseph Bergeron, 1898 (C.R., ix, 23 March 1898, 3)
LIMOILOU, City Hall & Fire Station, 1898 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 18 March 1898; C.R., ix, 13 April 1898, 2, t.c.)
LACROIX, PICHETTE & CO., St. Joseph Street, store, 1898 (C.R., ix, 8 June 1898, 3)
HOTEL DIEU, cote du Palais, major addition of two wings, 1898 (C.R., ix, 8 June 1898, 3)
LANGELIER BOULEVARD, residence for Edmond Barbeau, 1899 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 18 Aug. 1899)
DES ERABLES AVENUE, residence for Joseph Mercier, 1899 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 14 Sept. 1899)
DU ROI STREET, residence for Samuel Gauvin, 1899 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 28 Sept. 1899)
DU PONT STREET, two stores for Charles A. Parent, 1899-1900 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 22 Dec. 1899)
E. FORTIER & CO., St. Dominique Street, warehouse, 1900 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 23 Nov. 1900)
DE LA COURONNE STREET, reconstruction of the Grand Bazaar Store for Alexis Parent, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 15 Feb. 1901)
S. FISHER & SONS, de la Fabrique Street, stores and residence, 1901 (Quebec City Archives, V.W. LaRue, Notaire, 22 April 1901, 11036)
STE. MARGUERITE STREET, store for J. Elie Martineau, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 24 May 1901)
DECHENE & POULIN CO., du Pont Street, warehouse and factory, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 1 Nov. 1901)
STE. FOY ROAD, residence for George Demers, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 1 Nov. 1901)
STE. MARGUERITE STREET, at de l'Eglise Street, block for Evariste Leclerc, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 1 Nov. 1901)
DE SALABERRY STREET, residence for Mrs. J.C. Langelier, 1902 (Quebec City Archives, J.G. Couture, Notaire, 8 July 1902, 10691)
ST. PAUL STREET, residence for Etienne Cloutier, 1902 (Quebec City Archives, L.P. Sirois, Notaire, 15 May 1902, 9408)
DOMINION FISH & FRUIT CO., warehouse at the Champlain Market, 1902 (Quebec City Archives, C. Grenier, Notaire, 7 May 1902, 13020)
GRANDE ALLEE, residence for Dr. C. Oscar Guimont, 1905 (D. Blanchet, Decouvrir la Grande Allee, 1984, 153, illus.)
LAVIGUEUR & HUTCHISON LTD., St. Joseph Street, store and offices, 1905 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 17 Feb. 1905)
FRANCISCAN MONASTERY, l'Alverne Street at Franciscains Street, chapel for the convent, 1905 (L. Noppen et al, Quebec-Trois siecles d'architecture, 1979, 201, illus.; dwgs at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)

(works outside Quebec City)

SCOTT, QUE., store and residence for Godefroi Giguere, 1895 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 4 Jan. 1895)
ST. HENRI, QUE., store and residence for J.N. Dupuis, 1895 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 4 Jan. 1895)
LEVIS, QUE., chapel for the College de Levis, St. Joseph Street, 1895 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 4 Jan. 1895; E. Roy, Les College de Levis, 1953, 73-5)
LEVIS, QUE., store and residence for Charles Castonguay, Commercial Street, 1895 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 4 Jan. 1895)
MONTMAGNY, QUE., residence for J.C. Lislios, 1895 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 4 Jan. 1895)
BEAUCEVILLE, QUE., residence for P.F. Renault, 1895 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 4 Jan. 1895)
ST. MARCEL, QUE., Roman Catholic Church, 1895 (C.R., vi, 10 Oct. 1895, 2)
RIMOUSKI, QUE., store and residence for Dr. Lepage, 1895 (C.R., vi, 10 Oct. 1895, 2)
LEVIS, QUE., store and residence for Goulet & Brothers, St. Louis Street, 1895 (C.R., vi, 10 Oct. 1895, 2)
ST. FRANCOIS-DE-BEAUCE, QUE., residence for P. Angers, 1895 (C.R., vi, 10 Oct. 1895, 2)
LEVIS, QUE., additions to residence for Cleophas Auger, St. Jean Street, 1896 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 15 May 1896)
NOTRE-DAME-DES-ANGES, QUE., Co. Portneuf, Roman Catholic Church, 1897 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 30 July 1897)
LEVIS, QUE., store and residence for C.A. Prevost, Cote du Passage, 1898 (C.R., ix, 3 Feb. 1898, 3)
ST. FIDELE, QUE., rectory for the Roman Catholic church, 1897 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 10 Sept. 1897)
ST. ROMAULD, QUE., residence for L.J. Demers, 1898 (C.R., ix, 3 Feb. 1898, 3)
NOTRE DAME-DE-MONTAUBAN, QUE., Roman Catholic Church, 1898 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 13 May 1898)
BIENVILLE, QUE., residence for G. Brocher, 1898 (C.R., ix, 18 May 1898, 5)
LEVIS, QUE., residence for C.E. Provost, 1898 (C.R., ix, 18 May 1898, 5)
ST. ROMUALD, QUE., rebuilding of the boy's college destroyed by fire, 1898 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 7 Oct. 1898; C.R., ix, 12 Oct. 1898, 3)
ST. ROMUALD, QUE., residence for L.J. Demers, 1899 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 27 Jan. 1899)
LEVIS, QUE., residence for William Davie, St. Georges Street, 1899 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 24 Feb. 1899)
LEVIS, QUE., residence for Maurice Carrier, St. Antoine Street, 1899 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 24 Feb. 1899)
ST. ROMUALD, QUE., Town Hall & Fire Hall, 1899-1900 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 10 Nov. 1899; Canada, Town Halls of Canada, 1987, 275)
LEVIS, QUE., residence for George D. Davie, 1900 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 16 Feb. 1900)
IBERVILLE, QUE., commercial block for National Bank, 1900 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 1 June 1900)
ST. FERDINAND, QUE., residence for J.S. Larochelle, 1900 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 1 June 1900)
BAIE ST. PAUL, QUE., Hospice St. Anne, the mother house for the Franciscan Sisters, 1900 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 22 June 1900; dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
LAC ST. JEAN, QUE., school at Montplaisant, 1900 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 2 Nov. 1900)
STE. MARIE, QUE., warehouse for Thomas Dallaire, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 24 May 1901)
TROIS PISTOLES, QUE., store for Joseph Rioux, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 24 May 1901)
ST. MALO, QUE., Roman Catholic Convent, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 21 June 1901; dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
STE. GENEVIEVE-DE-BASTICAN, QUE., residence for C. Degnese, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 15 Nov. 1901)
LEVIS, QUE., residence for Ludger Lemieux, Commercial Street, 1901 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 15 Nov. 1901)
BEAUCEVILLE, QUE., store and residence for Elisee Lemieux, 1902 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 24 Jan. 1902)
ST. FRANCOIS XAVIER-DE-LA-PETITE-RIVIERE, QUE., Roman Catholic Church, 1902 (dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
ST. ANDRE, QUE., Roman Catholic hospice, 1904-05 (dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
MONT PLAISANT, QUE., chapel for the Franciscan Fathers, 1904 (dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
ANGE-GARDIEN, QUE., residence for Mrs. Louis Richard, 1906 (dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
BAIE ST. PAUL, QUE., Hospice St. Antoine, 1906 (dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)

TALBOT & DIONNE

(works in Quebec City unless noted)

LEVIS, QUE., residence for Leonidas Paquet, Wolfe Street at Victoria Street, 1906 (dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
DORCHESTER STREET, at Ste. Anne Street, residence for Joseph A. Martel, 1907 (Quebec City Archives, H.O. Roy, Notaire, 9 April 1907, 4356)
NOTRE DAME DES ANGES STREET, skating rink for George Martineau, 1907 (Quebec City Archives, J.E. Plamondon, Notaire, 30 Sept. 1907, 5087)
PROTEAU & CARIGNAN CO., St. Paul Street at St. Charles Street, cold storage warehouse, 1907; addition, 1910 (Quebec City Archives, A. Gauvreau, Notaire, 15 July 1907, 6228; 2 March 1910, 6671)
MAISON STE. MARGUERITE, l'Alverne Street, a Roman Catholic convent, 1907 (Const., i, Oct. 1907, 65; dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
STE. FOY ROAD, residence for Antonio Lacasse, 1907 (Const., i, Oct. 1907, 66)
NOTRE DAME-DES-LAURENTIDES, QUE., interior decoration of the Roman Catholic Church, 1907 (dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
l'ACTION SOCIALE CATHOLIQUE CO., Ste. Anne Street, printing office, 1907 (Const., i, Oct. 1907, 64)
STE. HELENE STREET, at Dorchester Street, restaurant for J.A. Martel, 1907 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 12 April 1907)
UNION COMMERCIALE DE QUEBEC, Dupont Street at St. Francois Street, 1910 (Quebec City Archives, A. Gauvreau, Notaire, 3 June 1910, 6718)
STE. CROIX, QUE., Roman Catholic Church, 1910 (ANQ, notes of Gerard Morisset)
ST. JOSEPH-DE-LEVIS, QUE., presbytery for the Roman Catholic Church, 1910 (dwgs. at ANQ, Dionne Coll.)
RICHARDSON STREET, residence for Octave Feuiltault, 1911 (Le Semaine Commerciale, 3 Feb. 1911)
CHAMPLAIN BREWERY LTD., Couronne Street at Prince Edward Street, 1911 (Quebec City Archives, L.C. Jacques, Notaire, 27 June 1911, 1587)
ST. JOSEPH STREET, residence for J. Emile Giguère, 1911 (Quebec City Archives, L. Leclerc, Notaire, 7 Dec. 1911, 33770)
AVENUE DES ERABLES, residence for David W. Mill, 1912 (Quebec City Archives, J.E. Boily, Notaire, 2 Aug. 1912, 11403)
FIRE STATION NO. 3, Dorchester Street, addition and restoration, 1913 (Quebec City Archives, J. Allaire, Notaire, 23 June 1913, 16200; L. Noppen et al, Quebec-trois siecles d'architecture, 1979, 333, illus.)
HOTEL ST. ROCH, St. Joseph Street, 1913 (C.R., xxvii, 4 June 1913, 71)
EGLISE ST. ROCH, St. Joseph Street at Laliberte Street, Roman Catholic church and presbytery, 1914-15; interiors by Louis N. Audet, 1923 (C.R., xxviii, 1 April 1914, 79, t.c.; L. Noppen et al, Quebec-trois siecles d'architecture, 1979, 187, illus.; L. Noppen et al, Quebec Monumental 1890-1990, 85, illus.)
ANGE-GARDIEN, QUE., presbytery for the Roman Catholic Church, 1915 (Quebec City Archives, L. Leclerc, Notaire, 6 March 1915, 37631)
ST. VALIER STREET, store for G. Adelard Lepine, 1915 (Quebec City b.p. 1698, 4 Sept. 1915)
NOTRE DAME DES ANGES STREET, roller skating rink for Mme. Georges Martineau, 1916 (Quebec City b.p. 2793, 24 Aug. 1916)