© Bernard Bourbonnais, 2017 – Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Typical of the many churches built in the 19th century, the Sainte-Marthe church was completed in 1866. Drawn up by architect Victor Bourgeau (1809-1888), the church testifies to the style recommended by the Catholic church at that time. Indeed, Bourgeau was highly recommended by the bishop of Montreal, Mgr Ignace Bourget, for the construction of new churches. Bourgeau drew plans for more than one hundred churches in Quebec and developed the neo-gothic style that was largely adopted and replicated in religious architecture until 1920.