kids encyclopedia robot

City Hall of Quebec City facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Quebec City Hall
Hôtel de ville de Québec
Quebec City Hall
Quebec City Hall
General information
Address 2, rue des Jardins
Quebec City, Quebec
G1R 4S9
Coordinates 46°48′50″N 71°12′29″W / 46.81391°N 71.207954°W / 46.81391; -71.207954
Inaugurated 1896
Design and construction
Architect Georges-Émile Tanguay
Official name: Québec City Hall National Historic Site of Canada
Designated: 1984
Reference #: 695

The City Hall of Quebec City (French: Hôtel de ville de Québec) is the seat of local government in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It was inaugurated on September 15, 1896 in the Old Quebec neighbourhood. 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.

The city hall was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984. 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.

Located on rue des Jardins and designed by architect Georges-Émile Tanguay (1858-1923), 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 Quebec City Council was established in 1833.

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

kids search engine
City Hall of Quebec City Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.