Jos Dumulon was originally from Joliette but settled in Ville-Marie, where he ran a logging business. In the early 1920s, he set up a company with his sons to provide transportation for prospectors heading for the Rouyn region. In 1924, he established his store on the shores of Lake Osisko, where Noranda Mines was planning to build a mine and smelter. The Dumulons settled on a spit of land facing the Noranda camp and built their store in the space of four weeks, using wood cut on the site. Later, these facilities were enlarged to provide for a stable, an ice room and the family home. By 1925 the Dumulons were running the biggest business in the new mining region. They also managed the post office and a livery stable. In 1926, with the death of Jos Dumulon, the family closed the general store. Only the post office remained open until 1933.
The story of the Dumulons as the first family
of shopkeepers in Rouyn-Noranda is closely linked
to the city's commercial as well as community
history. The site of the maison Dumulon was declared
an historic monument by the Québec government
1. Jos and his wife, Agnès, with their two daughters,
Cécile and Blanche, in front of the family store.
2. Jos and Agnès Dumulon at their wedding in Ville-Marie.
Coll. Corporation maison Dumulon.
191, avenue du Lac
Offered at 9 a.m, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00
Monologue, 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 h 15
June 24 thru Labour Day, daily - 8:30 a.m. to
The rest of the year, the house is open Wednesday
thru Friday from 10 am to 6 pm but for guided tour,
reservation must be done.
$6 Senior (55 years and more) and student
$4 Children (12 years and under)
$4/pers. (Group of 10 people and over)
$3/pers. (School group)