Le Château Frontenac

Le Château Frontenac (HM1EZK)

Location: Québec, Québec Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec
Country: Canada

N 46° 48.742', W 71° 12.289'

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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.

Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du CanadaHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of CanadaGouvemement du Canada - Government of Canada
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 331794 N 5186673
Decimal Degrees46.81236667, -71.20481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 48.742', W 71° 12.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 48' 44.5200" N, 71° 12' 17.3400" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17-21 Rue du Fort, Québec Québec , CA
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