Edifice Price

Edifice Price (Price Building), 17 stories tall, is Quebec City's first sky scraper.

The building has a historical and architectural character that clearly matches that of Quebec, a world heritage city. Built in 1930, the prestigious building is still one of the highest within the walls of Old Quebec.

It offers an unfettered view of the National Assembly, the Château Frontenac, Old City and the St. Lawrence River. The cornerstone of the building was laid on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929.

It was built for the Price Brothers Paper Company, but the Depression and questionable investments cost the Price family control of the company. Its beaux arts style enhanced with art deco touches, its facade embellished with bas-reliefs and its main concourse decorated in marble, bronze and gold, make it the most prestigious address in Old Quebec.

Price Building won a few prestigious awards. It can be seen from Levis and Ile d'Orleans. Extremely secure due to the presence of high-profile tenants, the Price Building combines style and modern comfort for companies who invest in their corporate image.

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Photo: post card of Price Building. Web Site www.banq.qc.ca - Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec allows, without prior authorization, the use of the content of its site for educational purposes, provided that the source of the images is clearly indicated…

The upper floors of the Price Building host the official residence of the Premier of Quebec in Quebec City. In an alcove in face of the building stands a monument honoring the lumberjacks of the Saguenay (the lumber business in the Saguenay was developed by William Price, founder of the company).

Address of Edifice Price:

65 Sainte-Anne Street Québec, Québec G1R 3X5 Canada

 

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Price Building (on the right). Photo : ProvinceQuebec.com

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