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Québec City in La Cité Borough, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Le Château Frontenac

 

Vieux-Québec

 
Le Château Frontenac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz
1. Le Château Frontenac Marker
Inscription.
Construit en sept étapes à partir de 1892-1893, cet édifice offre un excellet exemple des hotels de style Chateau etablis par les companies ferroviaires au Canada. Rehaussé par la splendeur du site, il évoque la romantisme des château de la Loir des XIV et XV siècles. Bruce Price, qui en a conçu le plan, a toutefois délaissé la symétrie classique de ces modèles au profit de l’eclectisme pittoresque en vogue à la fin du XIX siècle. Les interventions subséquentes des architects Painter et Maxwell et de la firme ARCOP ont respecté l’esprit initial de sa silhouette imposante, qui est l'un des points dominants du Vieux-Québec.

Built in seven stages from 1892-1893, this building is an excellent example of the Chateau-style hotels built by Canada’s railway companies. Enhanced by a magnificent site, the hotel evokes the romanticism of the 14th and 15th century chateaux of the Loire Valley. In creating the original design, Bruce Price abandoned the classical symmetry of these models in favour of the picturesque eclecticism popular in the late 19th century. Later additions by architects Painter and Maxwell and by the ARCOP firm respect the original spirit of its imposing silhouette, which has become a landmark of Old Quebec.

Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Historic Sites
Le Château Frontenac image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz
2. Le Château Frontenac
- note the blue UNESCO flags surrounding Parc de l'UNESCO, adjacent to Le Château Frontenac and throughout the Vieux-Québec district.
and Monuments Board of Canada
Gouvemement du Canada - Government of Canada

 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 46° 48.742′ N, 71° 12.289′ W. Marker is in Québec City, Quebec, in La Cité Borough. Marker is on Rue Saint Louis 0 kilometers east of Rue du Fort. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 rue des Carrières, Québec City, Quebec G1R 3X2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The VII Royal Fusiliers (within shouting distance of this marker); Champlain Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Jolliet (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Louis Jolliet House (about 90 meters away); Maison Jean-Demers (about 120 meters away); Seneschal’s Court (about 120 meters away); Theatre de l’Estoc (about 120 meters away); First Graveyard of Quebec (about 120 meters away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Canada's Railway Hotels. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Old Quebec. (Submitted on November 23, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Château Frontenac National Historic Site of Canada. The Château Frontenac was designated a national
Le Château Frontenac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz, October 22, 2011
3. Le Château Frontenac Marker
historic site because it is an excellent example of a Chateau-style hotel.
(Submitted on April 17, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Château Haldimand: "Vieux Château"
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Marker Panel 2: <i>Le Château Haldimand</i> image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz, October 22, 2011
4. Marker Panel 2: Le Château Haldimand
"... Here stood the Château Haldimand, or Vieux Château, occupying part of the outworks of the Fort St. Louis. Begun in 1784, completed in 1787, this edifice was displaced by the erection of the present Château Frontenac in 1892."
Historic District of Quebec - UNESCO Heritage Site image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz
5. Historic District of Quebec - UNESCO Heritage Site
Plaque in the nearby Parc de l'UNESCO.
Le Château Frontenac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
6. Le Château Frontenac Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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