Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
Le Château Frontenac
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.
Gouvemement du Canada - Government of Canada
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 46° 48.742′ N, 71° 12.289′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). 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, 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); 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); La pierre de la Croix de Malte / The Maltese Cross Stone (within shouting distance 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"
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 30 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 San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.