Québec City in La Cité Borough, 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.
Location. 46° 48.742′ N, 71° 12.289′ W. Marker is in Québec City, Quebec, in La Cité Borough. 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 City, 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); Louis Jolliet (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Louis Jolliet House (about 90 meters away); Maison Jean-Demers (about 120 meters away); Seneschal’s Court (about 120 meters away); Theatre de l’Estoc (about 120 meters away); First Graveyard of Quebec (about 120 meters away).
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 (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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 41 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.