MP-0000.158.14 | Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, QC, about 1923

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, QC, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.14
© McCord Museum
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"Quebec -- The Chateau Frontenac: The Chateau Frontenac, a magnificent hotel operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway, is the most superbly situated hotel in the world. Modelled on the architecture of the seventeenth-century French chateau, it is, although an entirely modern structure, in perfect harmony with the medieval atmosphere of Quebec. In front is the Dufferin Terrace, a famous quarter-mile boardwalk named after a celebrated Governor-General of Canada. Built on the very verge of a cliff, 250 feet high, it commands wonderful views over the St. Lawrence, which here is nearly a mile wide."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 2--The Province of Quebec; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.