Quebec:
Quebec City

Quebec is the capital city of the Canadian Province of Quebec. Explorer Samuel de Champlain founded a French settlement here in 1608, and adopted the Algonquin name. Quebec City is one of the oldest European cities in North America.

We visited Quebec City in 1997 and in Aug 2008.
A couple of photos from 1997 are marked in the captions. Photos 41/44-44/44 were taken by Mike Vainchtein in October 2019.
The rest of the photos were taken in 2008.



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Parc des gouverneurs at St. Genevieve Ave.
Light Post.
Parc des gouverneurs
Also in many places troughout the city.


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15 St. Genevieve Avenue.
Hotel Fleur de Lys.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
15 St. Genevieve Ave.


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17 St. Genevieve Ave.
Hotel Le Ch√Ęteau de Pierre.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
17 St. Genevieve Ave.


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Parc du Cavalier du Moulin, Light Post.
31 Mont Carmel Street.
Parc du Cavalier du Moulin.


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939 St. Jean Street; St. Jean Gates, 1694
Rebuilt 1865, present gate: 1939.
Side Archway Pendant.
St Jean Gates


6 / 44
Light Post near the St. Jean Gate.
Also in many places throughout the city.
Near the St. Jean Gate


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950 St. Jean Street; Biloxi Bar.
Google 2018: Building demolished.
950 St. Jean St.


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860 St. Jean Street; Wall Mount Light.
Google 2018: building on sale.
860 St. Jean St


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St. Louis Gate, 1694; Rebuilt 1791,
Replaced 1823, demolished 1871, rebuilt 1880.
1/3. Main Archway, Wall Mount Light.
St. Louis Gate
2/3. Side Archway, Pendant.
St. Louis Gate
3/3. Pillar Lamp Post near the Gate, June 1997 (?).

Similar, but taller, posts located throughout

the city (see Photo 1/41).

St. Louis Gate


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50 St. Louis Street; Hotel du Moulin, 1850.
Light Post at the Bar Entrance.
50 St. Jean St.


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52 St. Louis Street; Atelier-Boutique.
Light Post at the Entrance.
52 St. Louis St.


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25 St. Louis Street; Duke Kent House, 1648.
Now Consulate of France
Wall Mount Light at the Entrance.
Duke Kent House


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12 St. Louis Street; Ministry of Finance, 1887.
Porch Pendant.
Ministry of Finance


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Kent Gate, 1879; Dauphine Street.
1/2. Main Archway, Wall Mount Lantern.
Kent Gate
2/2. Side Archway, Pendant.
Kent Gate


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Citadel, built from 1820 to 1850.
1/4. Parapet Torchiere at the Entrance.
Citadel
2/4. Wall Mount Light, Outer Wall.
Citadel
3/4. Courtyard Light Post.
Citadel
4/4. Wall Mount Light at Courtyard Gate.
Citadel


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775 Honore-Mercier Boulevard.
Hotel Palace Royal, 1999.
1/4. Wall Mount Light at all Entrances.
Hotel Place Royal
2/4. Wall Mount Light above Entrances.
Hotel Place Royal
3/4. Torchiere at Restaurant Main Entrance.
Hotel Place Royal
4/4. Ceiling Mount Light, Parking Entrance.
Hotel Place Royal


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1045 des Parlamentaries Street.
Quebec Parliament, 1886.
Main and Side Entrances, Pendant.
For all exterior and interior Parliament
lanterns please visit: Quebec Parliament page.
Quebec Parliament


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1020 des Parlamentaries St; Government Building.
Torchiere at the Main Entrance
Government Building


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Walkway to the Battlefield.
Grand Alley E. and George Avenue W.
Gate Pillar Lantern.
Walkway to the Battlefield


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385 Grand Alley E.
Hotel Manor De La Tour, 1900s.
Porch Pendant.
385 Grand Alley E.


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225 Grand Alley E; Fregault Building, 1942.
1/3. Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
Fregault Building
2/3. Torchiere at the Main Entrance Stairs.
Fregault Building
3/3. Torchiere at the Side Entrance Stairs.
Fregault Building


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220 Grand Alley E.
Le Claridge Apartment Building.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
22o Grand Alley E


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600 Grand Alley E. Le Dagobert Restaurant.
Wall Mount Light, de la Chevrotiere St.
600 Grand Alley.


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686 Grand Alley E; Le Grand Cafe.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
686 Grand Alley E.


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Esplanade Park, Gates Arch Lantern.
d'Auteuil Street across St. Anne Street.
Esplanade Park


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105 Cote de la Montagne.
Financial Building, 1929.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
105 Cote de la Montagne


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40-42 St. Stanislas Street; Former Church, 1848.
Now Canadian Institute.
1/4. Torchiere near the building.

Also in many places around Quebec City.

40-42 St. Stanislas St.
2/4. Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
40-42 St. Stanislas St.
3/4. Wall Mount Light above the Side Entrance.
40-42 St. Stanislas St.
4/4. Wall Mount Light above the Side Entrance.
40-42 St. Stanislas St.
Google 2019: Lanterns 3 and 4 no longer exist.


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2 des Jargins Street; City Hall, 1896.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
City Hall


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2 d'Auteuil Street; Artillery Park Gates.
Arch Lantern.
Artillery Park Gates


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9 McMahon Street; St. Patrick Church, 1832.
Stairs Railing Light Post.
St. Sulpice St.


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32 Charlevoix Street.
Augustine Sisters Monastery, 1644.
Rebuilt after fire in 1755.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
32 Charlevoix St.


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48 Cote du Palais, Commercial Building.
Wall Mount Light at the Entrance.
48 Cote du Palais.


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16 De Buade St; Notre Dame Cathedral, 1647.
Rebuilt after fire in 1760.
1/5. Fence Torchiere at the Main Entrance.
Notre Dame Cathedral
2/5. Nave Chandelier.
Notre Dame Cathedral
3/5. Chapel Pendant.
Notre Dame Cathedral
4/5. Apse, Wall Mount Light.
Notre Dame Cathedral
5/5. Aisle, Pendant.
Notre Dame Cathedral


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31 des Jargins St, Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1804.
1/6. Gates Arch Lantern.
Holy Trinity Cathedral
2/6. Wall Mount Light above the Main Entrance.
Holy Trinity Cathedral
3/6. Lobby Chandelier.
Holy Trinity Cathedral
4/6. Narthex Chandelier.
Holy Trinity Cathedral
5/6. Aisle and Narthex Wall Mount Candelabra.
Holy Trinity Cathedral
6/6. Narthex Column Mount Candelabra.
Holy Trinity Cathedral


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57 St. Anne Street; Clarendon Hotel, 1870.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
Clarendon Hotel


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5 Cook Street; St. Andrew's Church, 1810s.
1/4. Lobby Pendant.
St. Andrew Church
2/4. Lobby Pendant.
St. Andrew Church
3/4. Nave Pendant.
St. Andrew Church
4/4. Gallery Torchiere.
St. Andrew Church


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Laval Monument, 1908. Passage du Chien-d'Or.
Pillar Candelabras around the monument.
St. Sulpice St.


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78 St. Ursule Street; St. Pierre and
Chalmer-Wesley United Church, 1853.
1/6. Wall Mount Light above the Main Entrance.
78 St. Ursule St.
2/6. Anteroom Pendant.
78 St. Ursule St.
3/6. Narthex Chandelier.
78 St. Ursule St.
4/6. Narthex, Wall Mount Light.
78 St. Ursule St.
5/6. Narthex, Ceiling Light.
78 St. Ursule St.
6/6. Nave Chandelier.
78 St. Ursule St.


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1 des Carrieres Street.
Fairmont Frontenac Hotel, 1893.
Wall Mount Light, Courtyard Archway Entrance.
For all exterior and interior Hotel lanterns
please visit: Hotel Frontenac page.
Hotel Frontenac


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1220 Tache Avenue; Opera du Quebec Office.
Porch Pendant.
1220 Tache Ave.


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Gare du Palais, Built in 1916 as Union Station;
450 Rue de la Gare du Palais.
Photos taken by Mike Vainchtein on 22 Oct 2019.
1/6. Lamp Post around the Station.
Quebec-135
2/6. Waiting Hall Lamp Post.
Quebec-138
3/6. Waiting Hall Pendant.
Quebec-139
4/6. Waiting Hall Sconce.
Quebec-136
5/6. Waiting Hall Wall Mount Light.
Quebec-137
6/6. Waiting Hall Gallery Pendant.
Quebec-140


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5 Fort St; Laval Monument, 1908.
Parapet Pillar Torchiere.
Quebec-141m
Photo taken by Mike Vainchtein in Oct 2019.


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2 Rue Port Dauphin, Archdiocese of Quebec.
Wall Mount Light around the building .
Quebec-143m.
Photo taken by Mike Vainchtein in Oct 2019.


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Prescott Gate, Cote de Montagne.
Built-1797, demolished-1871, rebuilt-1983.
Bridge Parapet Lamp Post.
Quebec-146m
Photo taken by Mike Vainchtein in Oct 2019.