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17 December 2009

1930s – Former Empire Cinema, Quebec City, Quebec

Former Art Deco cinema now subsumed into the neighbouring department store, but tastefully so. The awning over the sidewalk is still intact as is most of the original Art Deco detailing.

17 December 2009

1930 – Price Building, Quebec City, Quebec

Architects: Ross & MacDonald Built in 1930-1931 amid controversy for Price Brothers Ltd., it is the tallest building in the Old Quebec historical district, and one of the oldest skyscrapers in Canada. The...

17 December 2009

1902 – Old Fire Station, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Georges-Émile Tanguay In the early 20th Century, Firehouse #5 was designed by Georges-Émile Tanguay (who also built Québec’s City Hall) with a spectacular “Second Empire” façade, flanked by a high tower whose...

17 December 2009

Anglican Cathedral Hall, Quebec City, Quebec

Sited inside the grounds of the elegant Anglican Cathedral is this smaller, less elegant but still charming building. With unusual fenestration and a forlorn expression in the doorway, it’s a curiously designed facade.

17 December 2009

1919 – Pont de Québec, Quebec City, Quebec

The Quebec Bridge is a riveted steel truss structure and is 3,239 feet long, 94 ft wide, and 340 ft high. Cantilever arms of 580 ft support a 640 ft central span, for...

17 December 2009

1940 – Federal Building, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Raoul Chènevert Built in the Chateau style to reflect the dominant Chateau Frontenac on the old town above the station, and adjacent to the railways station in a similar though less successful...

17 December 2009

1915 – Gare du Palais, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Harry Edward Prindle Built in the Chateau style to reflect the dominant Chateau Frontenac on the old town above the station, the real glory of the Gare du Palais is the entrance...

17 December 2009

1910 – Notre-Dame-Du-Sacre-Couer Sanctuary, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: François-Xavier Berlinguet The construction of this shrine, which is located in Old Québec, began in 1909. On May 31, 1910 Monsignor Bégin, Archbishop of Québec, performed the official blessing of this new...

17 December 2009

1902 – Ursuline Chapel, Quebec City, Quebec

More celebrated for its interior than its relatively simple exterior. One of the most beautiful ensembles of sculpted wood that exists in the province of Québec is found at the Ursuline chapel. The...