City Hall of Quebec City

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Coordinates: 46°48′50″N 71°12′29″W / 46.81391°N 71.207954°W / 46.81391; -71.207954

Quebec City Hall
Hôtel de ville de Québec
Quebec City Hall
Quebec City Hall
General information
Address2, rue des Jardins
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
G1R 4S9
Design and construction
ArchitectGeorges-Émile Tanguay
Official nameQuébec City Hall National Historic Site of Canada
Reference no.695

The City Hall of Quebec City (French: Hôtel de ville de Québec) is located in the heart of Old Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It was inaugurated on September 15, 1896. The building slopes downward as it was built on a hill and was once home to the Jesuit College (Jesuit Barracks) from the 1730s to 1878.[1]

The city hall was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984.[2] The building is also located within the "Arrondissement historique du Vieux-Québec" (Historic District of Old Quebec), a district that was designated under provincial heritage legislation in 1963 and listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985.[3][4]

Located on rue des Jardins and designed by architect Georges-Émile Tanguay (1858-1923),[5] it is the second permanent city hall for the old city. From 1842 to 1896 City Hall sat at home of British Army Major General William Dunn (British officer), son of former administrator Thomas Dunn (lieutenant-governor) (at rue Saint-Louis and rue Sainte-Ursule). Prior to 1842 the city government sat a various sites. The formal city council was established in 1833.

The building used a mixture of Classical, Medieval and Châteauesque elements.

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  1. ^ Richardson, A. J. H (1973). "Stone Pre-Fab in Quebec City in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century". Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. 5 (4): 73–75. doi:10.2307/1493442. JSTOR 1493442.
  2. ^ Quebec City Hall. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Hôtel de Ville de Québec". Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec. Le ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Historic District of Old Québec". World Heritage Convention. UNESCO. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  5. ^ Morisset, Lucie K. (2005). "Tanguay, Georges-Émile". In Cook, Ramsay; Bélanger, Réal. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XV (1921–1930) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.

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