Maison Alphonse Desjardins: In the Privacy of a Great Man

 

Everyone knows the name of Alphonse Desjardins, the inventor of Credit Unions of the same name. But, how many people really know its history? How did Desjardins make his fortune by founding the banks? Where did he get this idea? Did his wife, Dorimène, encouraged him? Did he have another job? How many children did the couple have?

To have these questions addressed, many more found the answers by visiting the Maison Alphonse Desjardins in Lévis. In this house of Gothic Revival style that was built in 1883, Desjardins lived with Dorimène, raised their children, and found the Credit Unions.

Alphonse Desjardins died on October 31, 1920, at age 65. Today, the Maison Alphonse Desjardins is a cultural property and a recognized museum that is open to visitors all year round.

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