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Premier Hôtel de Ville

 
 
Premier Hôtel de Ville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
1. Premier Hôtel de Ville Marker
Inscription. French:
C’est ici que se trouve, entre 1840 et 1896, le premier hôtel de ville permanent de la ville de Québec.

Le conseil municipal y siège, sauf de 1848 à 1851, période durant laquelle il tient se réunions dans l’immeuble du Parlement du Bas-Canada, côte de la Montagne.

Construite entre 1795 et 1797 par les loyaliste Thomas Aston Coffin, cette maison devient en 1816 la propriété de Thomas Dunn, juge, homme politique et d’affaires. Son fils, William, la cédera à la Ville. Elle was remaniée par les architectes Browne et Lecourt en 1850; l’imposant porche de pierre date de cette époque. Elle est démolie en 1898 pour faire place aux bâtiments actuels portant les adresses de 78 à 84, rue Saint-Louis.

English translation:
It is here that was located, between 1840 and 1896, the first permanent city hall in Quebec City.

The city council sat here, except from 1848 to 1851 during which it held meetings in the Parliament of Lower Canada building, Côte de la Montagne.
Built between 1795 and 1797 by Loyalist Thomas Aston Coffin, in 1816 this house became the property of Thomas Dunn, judge, politician and businessman. His son, William, the transferred it to the City. It was rebuilt by architects and Browne and Lecourt in 1850; the imposing stone porch dates from this time.
Premier Hôtel de Ville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
2. Premier Hôtel de Ville Marker
It was demolished in 1898 to make way for the existing buildings bearing addresses from 78 to 84, rue Saint-Louis.
 
Erected by Ville de Québec & Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications.
 
Location. 46° 48.632′ N, 71° 12.573′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Rue Saint Louis just from Rue Sainte-Ursule, on the left. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Rue Saint Louis, Québec, Quebec G1R 3Z5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Richard Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulric-Joseph Tessier (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustin-Norbert Morin (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Sewell (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Québec Garrison Club (about 120 meters away); Quebec Boer War Memorial (about 120 meters away); Louis-Joseph de Montcalm (about 150 meters away); Maison Baillargeon (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Québec.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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