125 years ago the city boomed with modern progress


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This photo of Quebec City Hall was taken by Jules-Ernest Livernois shortly after the building’s inauguration on Sept. 15, 1896. The person in charge of the competition to equip Quebec City with a city hall worthy of a capital was municipal engineer Charles Baillairgé. The architect was Georges-Émile Tanguay.

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