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Praga Hotel

127 Victoria Street, Edmundston, New Brunswick, E3V, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2006/01/30

Facade of the Praga Hotel as it appeared in 1951, at which time it was called the Edmundston Hotel.; Town of Edmunston
Facade of the Praga Hotel in 1951.
The south facade of the Praga Hotel and the stairway leading to the rooms accessible from the roof of the restaurant. This photo was taken from the parking lot of the Praga Hotel.; Town of Edmunston
South facade of the Praga Hotel
Front view of the Praga Hotel. Visible are the facade and the side stairway leading to the upper rooms.; Town of Edmunston
Front facade of the Praga Hotel

Other Name(s)

Praga Hotel
Edmundston Hotel
Hôtel Edmundston
Chassé Hotel
Hôtel Chassé
Têtu Hotel
Hôtel Têtu
Victoria Hotel
Hôtel Victoria

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/09/08

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Located on Victoria Street and built around 1922, the Praga Hotel is a 3-story wooden commercial building with a restaurant storefront on the ground level fronting Victoria Street in Edmundston.

Heritage Value

Praga Hotel is designated a Local Historic Place for being the only one of the city’s old hotels to have retained its original function. Praga Hotel has welcomed travellers and tourists in the Edmundston region for the past 84 years. Although the hotel has had numerous interior and exterior renovations, including an expansion and a new foundation, the core structure of the original building still exists.

The heritage value of Praga Hotel also lies in the fact that its location near the old Canadian Pacific Railway station shows the importance of the railroad in the region’s demographic and economic growth. Between 1940 and 1950, the clientele of the Praga Hotel consisted primarily of people travelling by train.

Source: Patrimoine Madawaska: groupe Hôtels anciens (pp. 115-118).

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements that describe Praga Hotel include:
- building having retained its original functions;
- building having retained its original core structure;
- location near the old CP railway station.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Local Historic Places Program

Recognition Type

Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1940/01/01 to 1950/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce
Developing Economies
Communications and Transportation

Function - Category and Type



Commerce / Commercial Services
Hotel, Motel or Inn
Commerce / Commercial Services
Eating or Drinking Establishment

Architect / Designer



Jos Têtu

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Centre d'études Madawaskayennes

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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