Penon Street :: Rue Penon

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Winston Churchill

In this workers’ district of Valleyfield known as the North Quarter “Quartier Nord” there are still wood houses to be found and a very typical Quebec architecture. Most of these houses were built in the mid-1850s and were built using pattern books from Eaton and Sears Roebuck which sold ready-to-mount houses.

Le quartier-nord de Valleyfield est un quartier de travailleurs où il existe toujours des maisons en bois et qui sont typiques de l’architecture québécoise. La plupart de ces maisons ont été construites vers les 1850 en utilisant des “pattern books” de Eaton et Sears Roebuck qui étaient des maisons “prêtes-à-monter”.

Paper: Pentalic Sketchbook
Colours: Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey