Château Laurier / Le Château Laurier

Château Laurier / Le Château Laurier (HM2L9G)

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N 45° 25.505', W 75° 41.698'

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Designed by the architectural firm of Ross and MacFarlane this hotel was built between 1908 and 1912 and enlarged in the 1920s. It was the first in a chain of Château style hotels constructed by the Grand Trunk Railway (later incorporated into the Canadian National Railways), to encourage tourists to travel its routes. Distinguished by its crisp facades and steep, copper roofs, the hotel's picturesque appearance captures the romance of travelling by train. The Châteauesque rooflines of several federal government buildings in Ottawa were inspired by the commanding presence of this hotel.
L'édifice a été construit entre 1908 et 1912, d'après des plans de Ross et MacFarlane et agrandi durant les années 1920. En érigeant son premier hôtel de style Château, le Grand Tronc (incorporé plus tard dans les Chemins de fer nationaux du Canada) cherchait à encourager le tourisme à voyager par chemin de fer. Avec ses façades altières, couronnées de toitures en cuivre, cet hôtel matérialise l'enchantement des voyages en train. Le profil de son toit, qui évoque celui d'un château, a servi

d'inspiration pur de nombreux immeubles du gouvernent fédéral d'Ottawa.
HM NumberHM2L9G
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445632 N 5030408
Decimal Degrees45.42508333, -75.69496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.505', W 75° 41.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 30.3" N, 75° 41' 41.88" W
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