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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

Hôtel-de-Ville-de-Rivière-du-Loup / Rivière-du-Loup Town Hall

 
 
Hôtel-de-Ville-de-Rivière-du-Loup / Rivière-du-Loup Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
1. Hôtel-de-Ville-de-Rivière-du-Loup / Rivière-du-Loup Town Hall Marker
Inscription.  

Rivière-du-Loup est l'une des nombreuses collectivités canadiennes qui se donnèrent, après 1900, des hôtels de ville imposants. Ceux-ci abritaient les services de plus en plus nombreux des gouvernements locaux et constituaient un symbole de fierté et d'ambition municipales. Cet hôtel de ville a été construit en 1916 suivant les plans de Georges Ouimet. Il proclamait l'émergence de la ville comme centre important de l'industrie de la pâte à papier et du bois. Son horloge tire son origine d'une très vieille tradition européenne qui a fait des hôtels de ville des édifices proéminents et des lieux de rassemblement.

Rivière-du-Loup was one of many communities that built imposing town halls in Canada after 1900. Such buildings provided accommodation for the growing number of services administered by municipal governments and also served as symbols of civic pride and aspirations. Construction of the Rivière-du-Loup Town Hall in 1916 to the design of Georges Ouimet proclaimed the town's emergence as a major pulp and paper manufacturing centre. Its imposing clock tower harkened back to a centuries-old European design tradition

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which established town halls as conspicuous landmarks and public gathering places.
 
Erected by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 47° 50.154′ N, 69° 32.197′ W. Marker is in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec. Marker is at the intersection of rue de l'Hôtel de Ville and rue Lafontaine (Québec Route 185), on the right when traveling north on rue de l'Hôtel de Ville. Marker is on the wall, next to the Town Hall entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, Rivière-du-Loup QC G5R 3Y7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le projet Fraserville / The Fraserville Project (a few steps from this marker); Hôtel de Ville / City Hall (a few steps from this marker); John McLoughlin (a few steps from this marker); L'Hôtel de ville de Rivière-du-Loup (within shouting distance of this marker); CJFP (within shouting distance of this marker); L'Église de Saint-André / The Church of Saint-André
Hôtel-de-Ville-de-Rivière-du-Loup / Rivière-du-Loup Town Hall et/and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
2. Hôtel-de-Ville-de-Rivière-du-Loup / Rivière-du-Loup Town Hall et/and Marker
(approx. 23.1 kilometers away); L'Église / The Church (approx. 24.8 kilometers away); Le couvent du Saint-Rosaire / The Saint-Rosaire Convent (approx. 24.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rivière-du-Loup.
 
Also see . . .  Rivière-du-Loup. (Submitted on October 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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