Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

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A man climbing a stepladder in the middle of a cleared lot, with branches burning in the background.

A holidayer getting an idea of the view from the future porch of his summer home.

© Musée de Charlevoix, Deux cents ans de villégiature dans Charlevoix coll.

It was important to fully take in the lot before building a summer home. What site would offer the best view of the river but also shelter from dominant winds? Must trees be cut? Would it be easy to bring the road in from the main highway?

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