Hotel Frontenac

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. 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.

Wallis & Shepherd
McCord Museum of Canadian History - Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
c. 1900
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
6 x 8 cm
© McCord Museum of Canadian History

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