Ancient Jesuit Pear Trees
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Ancient Jesuit Pear Trees

Pears and Leaves on Jesuit Pear Tree

Maison François Baby House, and Dieppe Gardens

These Jesuit Pear Trees, located in the Maison François Baby House garden and Dieppe Gardens park, are descendents of trees brought from France by the Jesuit Missionaries in the early eighteenth century. These trees marked the location of early French settlements within Canada. Although historically common to the region, Jesuit Pear Trees are becoming rare. Since 2001, this species has been recognized as the symbol of the Detroit region’s French speaking community, which is now focused around the region of Windsor.

Etched on stone in Dieppe Gardens:

Ancient Jesuit Pear Trees
In June 1749 the south shore's first settler, Charles
Chauvin, planted near this spot 12 Jesuit Pear
Trees imported from his native France - one for
each of the Apostles of Christ.
Graftings from those ancient trees, which survive
nearby, provided the three saplings planted here -
one for each century of the Windsor Detroit tri-
centennial celebration.
The hardy high-yielding tress, unique in North
America, are appropriate symbols of the enduring
spirit, endurance, and productivity of this
community.

Donated by the Chauvin Family Association

Pears and Leaves on Jesuit Pear Tree

Ancient Jesuit Pear Trees

Sundial atop a tall granite obelisk.

Astrolabium & Sun Dial of M. Kopernik

Detail of high relief bronze monument.

Boer War Monument

Map outline and inscription in stone

Bosnia & Herzegovina Memorial

Small, ground level, bronze plaque by a road in a park.

British-American Hotel Site Plaque

Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Century Rock plaque in masonry setting

Century Rock

Charlie Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain

City Hall Square Fountains

Historic cannon in a park

Crimean War Cannon

Bronze scultpre of Detective Alton C. Parker and a child.

Detective Alton C. Parker

Detail of a bronze plaque.

Dieppe Gardens Plaque

Top of a decorative lamp post in a park.

Eternal Flame

Fight for the Living

Bronze plaque on a granite plinth in a park.

Fleming Channel Plaque

Bronze plaque mounted in masonry in a riverfront park.

Floral Compass

Greening of the Riverfront

Detail of map on granite

Holodomor Monument

International Waterway Marker

Detail of a concrete cross in a park

Jesuit Missionaries Cross

Windsor and Essex Korean Veterans War Memorial

Korean Veterans War Memorial

Masonic Memorial

Brick cenotaph with a bronze plaque in a park.

Memorial Cenotaph

Detail of a polished black granite monument.

Monument of Memories

Noon Mark

Detail of a black granite monument.

Peacekeepers - Afghanistan Monument

Granite monument for peace.

Pray for Peace

Queen Elizabeth II Dedicated Tree

Bronze fountain detail, lion head.

Queen Victoria Fountain

RAF-RCAF Monument

Bronze plaque with City coat of arms and inscription

Reaume Park Plaque

Detail of a monument in a park.

Red Beach Memorial

Bust of Robert Burns from below

Robert Burns

Rotary International and Ganatchio Park Plaques

Sculpture replica of two planes, a Hurrican and Spitfire.

Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial, Jackson Park

Sea, land, air granite pedestals in a row

Sea, Land, Air

Detail of a silver cross.

Service Personnel Monument

Soroptimists Garden

Spirit of Windsor Engine 5588

Large granite cenotaph.

The Essex County War Memorial

The Great Western Railway - Plaque

Monument with granite, plaques, and flags in a riverfront park.

The Naval Monument

The Right Honourable Paul Martin Gardens

Bronze bust of Herb Gray

The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray, PC., C.C., Q.C.

The Sandwich Windmill

Bronze figures, two women with a baby and a man standing behind with his arms outstretched in praise

Tower of Freedom

Bronze and cement monument.

Tribute Garden Plaque

Udine Fountain on the riverfront

Udine Fountain

Closeup of Pipe Major Copland plaque

W.O.1. Pipe Major J. (Jock) Copland M.B.E.

Willistead Manor Plaque

Willistead Manor Porch