Château Haldimand

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Château Haldimand and the Place d'Armes, 1866
Château Haldimand, Henry R. Bunnett, 1887

The Château Haldimand was a castle that stood where the Château Frontenac now stands in Quebec City. The building was constructed between 1784 and 1786.

History[edit]

In 1784 the then governor of Quebec, Frederick Haldimand, ordered construction of the château.[1] It became the seat of the colonial government of the province of Quebec from 1786 to 1791.[2]

In 1860, the Canadian government established administrative offices and the headquarters of the Legislative Assembly of Canada in this castle until 1866.[1]

The castle was later used as part of Laval University until 1892,[3] when it was demolished to make way for the construction of the Château Frontenac.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Château Haldimand". GrandQuebec.com (in French). 2014. Retrieved 2015-06-27. Le Château Haldimand a été bâti entre 1784 et 1787. Sa construction est commandée par le gouverneur Frederick Haldimand ... Trois ans plus tard, en 1860, le gouvernement de la province de Québec y établit l'Assemblée législative et des bureaux de l'administration.
  2. ^ Sir James MacPherson Le Moine (1876). Quebec, Past and Present: A History of Quebec, 1608-1876. A. Coté & c,̊.
  3. ^ Burpee, Lawrence J.; Doughty, Arthur G., eds. (1912). The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History. Toronto. p. 75. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  4. ^ Official plaque commemorating the Château Haldimand
  5. ^ Articles | Encyclopédie du patrimoine culturel de l'Amérique française – histoire, culture, religion, héritage
  6. ^ HistoricPlaces.ca - HistoricPlaces.ca