Aerial view localizing villas of the western area of Cacouna.
In 1873, next to Cliff Cottage (1865) and Montrose (1900) area, Mrs. William Walker, widow of a member of the Legislative Council of Lower Canada, had a stately summer residence, named Woodside, built for her family. Her daughter, Mary Jane, was the wife of Frederick Montizambert, who was appointed chief physician of the quarantine operations on Grosse-Ile in 1869. The residence was destroyed in 2012.
Two years earlier, in 1871, Gads Hill, the summer residence of Sir George A. Drummond, had been constructed on a nearby terrain a little to the west. The highly influential Senator Drummond, cofounder of the Canada Sugar Refining Company, was also President of the Bank of Montreal and on the board of directors of several companies.
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Photo : Yvan Roy