Important buildings concerning Felix Alexandre Guilmant


The house Rue de Clichy 62, Paris
Photo: Piet Bron
The first house of Guilmant in Paris was located at 62, rue de Clichy. This street is just around the corner of the Church of Saint Trinité. Guilmant lived here from 1870 to 1897, when he moved to Meudon.
Villa Guilmant in Meudon
Postcard (Carte Postale), collection of Piet Bron
Villa Guilmant in Meudon
Postcard (Carte Postale)
What's left of Villa Guilmant
Photo: Piet Bron
What's left of Villa Guilmant
Photo: Piet Bron
Rue Alexandre Guilmant
Photo: Piet Bron
For many years Guilmant lived in Meudon, a small village next to Paris. He had a very large house, called Villa Guilmant, built in 1897. One could buy his music at the door in this house, and the address is mentioned on many covers.
In the house Cavaillé-Coll build a large organ. After Guilmant's death this organ was bought by Marcel Dupré, who lived in the neighbourhood.
The house itself has been demolished. Today on the ground stands a large building with appartments. Only the gate of the old house remains. There is a stone with the text "Alexandre Guilmant a habite cette maison depuis 1897 jusqua sa mort le 28 mars 1911".
The street itself has been renaimed "Rue Alexandre Guilmant". The original name was "Rue de Chemin de Fèrs".
Palais de Trocadéro
Postcard (Carte Postale), collection of Piet Bron
The Palace of Trocadéro, built for the exhibition of 1878. In the great hall 'Salle des Fêtes' Cavaillé-Coll built a large organ, where many concerts were played, initiated by Guilmant.
Église Sainte-Trinité
Photo: Piet Bron
Église Sainte-Trinité
Photo: Piet Bron
Guilmant was organist of the church of Sainte-Trinité in Paris from 1871 until 1901.
The grave of Guilmant
Photo: Piet Bron
The grave of Guilmant
Photo: Piet Bron
Guilmant has been buried at the Montparnasse Graveyard, row 20, grave number 98.
This grave is the family grave of the Blériot family. Guilmant's wife, Louise, is buried here in 1908.
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