143 St-Pierre-Ouest Boulevard, Caraquet, New Brunswick, E1W, Canada
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1890/01/01 to 1892/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Hotel Paulin, a three-storey building with a mansard roof, is located in Caraquet’s downtown area on St-Pierre-Ouest Boulevard, near the old railway station. It overlooks Caraquet Bay.
Hotel Paulin is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its role in the tourist industry in the Caraquet area.
Hotel Paulin is recognized for its architecture. It was built in 1890 by the owner, carpenter Hugues Landry. At the time, the hotel had only two storeys. A third storey with a mansard roof was added by its third owner, Octave Paulin, after he purchased it in 1904. The Second Empire additions to the originally classic design created a unique piece of architecture that continues to serve as a landmark in the community.
Hotel Paulin is also recognized for its role in the tourist industry. It is the municipality’s oldest hotel still in operation today. It has been operated successively by three generations of the same family. Since it was opened to the public in 1892, the hotel has been a stopover for travellers, business people, and tourists. Hugues Landry named it the “Hôtel Vendôme,” after a town and a noble family in France. For many years, it was also the site of social and political meetings, artistic performances, shows (sample showrooms), and wedding receptions. The hotel has served as a family residence for its different owners.
Source: Caraquet Town Hall, heritage site files, “L’hôtel Paulin”
The character-defining elements that describe the architecture of Hotel Paulin include:
- rectangular three-storey massing;
- symmetrical façade;
- 18 windows on the east and west sides arranged symmetrically on three storeys;
- mansard roof with its decorative Gothic Revival dormer;
- interior doors and trim;
- one room representing turn of the 20th century design.
Local Governments (NB)
Community Planning Act
1904/01/01 to 1904/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Hotel, Motel or Inn
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Caraquet City Hall, 10 Colisée St., Caraquet, NB.
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