The Rochon Residence is a federally recognized heritage house, thought to be among the oldest buildings in Lowertown. Located at 138 St. Patrick Street, this historic structure requires rehabilitation to protect character-defining elements, in order for it to continue to be appreciated and enjoyed by current and future generations.
As the steward of heritage buildings and sites in the National Capital Region, the NCC undertook the renovations necessary to revamp the Rochon Residence in 2021.
The Rochon Residence has been selected as a pilot to welcome an artist-in-residence program.
About the project
Process and timeline
About the site
The architecture of the Rochon Residence represents a traditional one-storey house of Lowertown in Ottawa, built with materials such as squared timber and wood siding. It was once the home of woodcarver Flavien Rochon, who is the first clearly identifiable occupant. Rochon is known to have carved the stalls and sanctuary of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in 1844.
This project is part of the NCC’s major infrastructure projects, made possible with the Government of Canada’s $52.4-million investment from the 2020 federal budget.