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Québec in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec, — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

Funiculaire / Funicular

125 ans d'histoire / 125 years of history

 

— (1879-2004) —

 
Funiculaire / Funicular Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
1. Funiculaire / Funicular Marker
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En 1945, un violent incendie détruisit complètement le funiculaire et causa des dommages majeurs à la maison Louis-Jolliet. Le funiculaire fut alors reconstruit en prenant bien soin de recouvrir sa structure d'un abri métallique pour réduire les risques d'incendie. Puis c'est en 1978, que l'on procéda à l'enlèvement de cette cage métallique pour faire place à un nouveau concept : « vue panoramique ». Des cabines toutes vitrées permettaient maintenant aux passagers d'admirer les beautés de fleuve St-Laurent et de ses environs.

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In 1945, a fire destroyed completely the funicular and caused major damages to the Louis-Jolliet house. The funicular was rebuilt and fitted with a fire-resistant metallic enclosure. In 1978, it was replaced with a windowed-cabin to offer passengers a panoramic view of lower town and the majestic Saint Lawrence River.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars
Funiculaire / Funicular and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
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Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
 
Location. 46° 48.747′ N, 71° 12.217′ W. Marker is in Québec, in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec. Marker is on rue du Petit Champlain just south of rue Sous le Fort, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 rue du Petit Champlain, Québec G1K 4H4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louis Jolliet (here, next to this marker); Louis Jolliet House (a few steps from this marker); Hommage à Pierre et Gabriel LeMieux (within shouting distance of this marker); L'Immigration des Filles du Roi en Nouvelle-France / Immigration of the Filles du Roi to New France (within shouting distance of this marker); Mathieu d'Amours (within shouting distance of this marker); Hôtel Chevalier (within shouting distance of this marker); Maison Jean-Demers (within shouting distance of this marker); L'Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
More about this marker. rue du Petit Champlain is pedestrian only in this area.
 
Also see . . .  Old Quebec Funicular. (Submitted on September 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Funiculaire / Funicular image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
3. Funiculaire / Funicular
Funiculaire / Funicular View toward Lower Town and the St. Lawrence River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
4. Funiculaire / Funicular View toward Lower Town and the St. Lawrence River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 3, 2022