Québec in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec, — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
Le Château Frontenac
— Vieux-Québec —
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
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Gouvemement du Canada - Government of Canada
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 46° 48.742′ N, 71° 12.289′ W. Marker is in Québec, in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec. Marker is on Rue Saint Louis 0 kilometers east of Rue du Fort. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 rue des Carrières, Québec G1R 3X2, Canada. Touch for directions.
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); Site of Armed Forces Staff Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Organisation pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (within shouting distance of this marker); 50ème anniversaire de l'Organisation pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture La pierre de la Croix de Malte / The Maltese Cross Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Jolliet (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Funiculaire / Funicular (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
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 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"
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 869 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on November 22, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on March 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.