Le Vielle Prison de Québec

Le Vielle Prison de Québec (HM1J51)

Location: Québec, Québec G1R 4H3 Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec
Country: Canada
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N 46° 48.761', W 71° 12.62'

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(The Old Quebec Prison)

— (Morrin College) —

English:
This is the first prison in Canada to reflect the principles of John Howard, a British reformer who believed that cellular confinement, work, and education could rehabilitate criminals. Designed by local architect François Baillairgé and constructed between 1808 and 1814, the building was among the first in Québec to be inspired by the design principles of British classicism. With the completion of a new prison in 1861, this building was sold to Dr. Joseph Morrin and converted for use as an anglophone junior college by the architect Joseph-Ferdinand Peachy.

French:
Cette prison fut la première au Canada à refléter les idées de John Howard, réformateur britannique selon lequel la détention en cellule, le travail et la rééducation étaient propres à redresser les criminels. Dessinée par l'architecte québécois François Baillairgé et construite entre 1808 et 1814, elle fut l'un des premiers immeubles de Québec à s'inspirer des principes du classicisme britannique. Une nouvelle prison ayant été achevée en 1861, ce bâtiment fut vendu au docteur Joseph Morrin et converti en un collège pour les jeunes anglophones par l'architecte Joseph-Ferdinand Peachy.
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HM NumberHM1J51
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 331374 N 5186720
Decimal Degrees46.81268333, -71.21033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 48.761', W 71° 12.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 48' 45.6600" N, 71° 12' 37.2000" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Chaussée des Écossais, Québec Québec G1R 4H3, CA
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