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The Château Frontenac

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COVER 1
COPYRIGHT 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS 6
INTRODUCTION: THE FIRST CHÂTEAU - A Spectacular Site in the New World 9
Bruce Price, 1892-1899 13
PART I: The Birth of the Château Frontenac 13
Walter S. Painter, 1909-1910 19
The 1915 Extension 22
LA BELLE ÉPOQUE - The Maxwell Touch, 1920-1924 23
FIRE AND WATER - The 1926 Reconstruction of the Riverview Wing 35
The Château is Remodelled, 1973 39
Modernized Facilities 41
KEEPING THE FAITH - The Claude Pratte Wing, 1987-1993 43
PART II: One Hundred Years in the Life of a Legendary Hotel, 1893-1993 51
The Red Carpet Treatment 51
The First Night: In the Wee Small Hours 51
A long Line of Distinguished Servants 54
Royalty, Celebrities, Dignitaries… 56
That's Entertainment! 63
PRELUDE TO VICTORY - The Quebec War Conferences, 1943 and 1944 69
THE EXOTIC NORTH - Winter Sports at the Château 73
Causes for Celebration 83
Recreational Activities for all Tastes 87
Music Aplenty 89
Nectar and Ambrosia 93
PART III: The Legend Lives On… 101
Bringing New Lustre to Ageless Patina 103
Historic Suites 106
And then There was Light… 107
History under the Boardwalk 108
A New Allegiance 109
PART IV: Continuity from Past to Present 109
Looking to the Past for a Vision of the Future 109
Principles Governing the Restoration 112
PART V: Celebrating 125 Years of History and Prosperity 120
Equality for Women 122
Château Boreal 123
Christmas in November 124
The Heritage Project 126
The Château and its Regiment 126
The Legend 128
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 129
BIBLIOGRAPHY 130
BACK COVER 132

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