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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...

17 December 2009

1896 – City Hall, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Georges-Émile Tanguay A statue of Cardinal Taschereau (1820-98) stands in the hotel forecourt, which once served as a marketplace. Taschereau, a former rector of Laval University, was the first Canadian to be...

17 December 2009

1893 – Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Bruce Price Designed by architect Bruce Price, the Château Frontenac was one of a long series of “château” style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the...

16 December 2009

1887 – Ministry of Finance, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Eugène-Etienne Tache Originally built as a courthouse, and was restored again from 1983 to 1987. Since then it has been Québec’s Ministry of Justice. The architect of the exterior was Eugène-Etienne Tache,...

16 December 2009

1750s – Musee de Fort, Quebec City, Quebec

Quaint little early 18th century building facing towards the Chateau Frontenac, also with Chateau-esque detailing in the corner turret and steep rooflines. Property of the king at that time, it was one of...