MP-1979.22.188 | Hotel Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, QC, 1900

 
Photograph
Hotel Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, QC, 1900
Wallis & Shepherd
1900, 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
6 x 8 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-1979.22.188
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , commercial (1771) , Photograph (77678)
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The Chateau Frontenac was the first big urban hotel built by Canadian Pacific. Designed by architect Bruce Price and opened to the public in 1893, this picturesque building dominates the Upper Town of Quebec City and overlooks the river. But the magnificence of the site was not its only attraction. To make first-class customers happy, the interior of the Chateau Frontenac was sumptuously decorated. All the public and private spaces were furnished with antiques and reproductions in order to recall the châteaux of 16th-century France.