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Location DB > Canada > New Brunswick > Shédiac > Hotel Shédiac
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Hotel Shédiac
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 Database Info
created by maZe on 8/3/2004 8:43 PM
last modified by maZe on 12/19/2004 8:38 PM
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 Overview
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Great, old historic hotel right in the middle of Downtown Shediac. Throughout the years, many Queens and Kings stayed there (Netherlands Queens (2), England Queens & Kings, etc.) as well as many Fathers of the Confederation on their way to Charlottetown to found Canada and many Hollywood celebrities including Ethel Barrymore, Clark Gables and others...
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
Main Street
Shédiac, New Brunswick
Canada
Owner: Village de Shédiac
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    Great lobby, lots of wood (original wooden bar, reception and counters with fancy woodworking), great old art deco light fixtures. All the rooms are still pretty much intact with beds, TV, phones, books, bibles and plastic flowers.
    Lots of history in that place, especially in the old, original section.
     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • Squatters on third floor (old section), downtown so lots of traffic
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1853
    Closed: 2002
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  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
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     History
    Built in 1853, this Hotel was grandiose in its days and welcomed Sir John A. Macdonald and other Fathers of Confederation on their way to and from Charlottetown. It also welcomed The Queens (yes, a few of them) for it was right next to the Train Station (which is now a cottage) and was also close to the wharf were rich people would park their yatchs. Also spent a few nights there : Clark Gabbles, Ethel Barrymore and many other celebrities.
     Media Coverage
    Interestingly enough, most websites (if you google "Hotel Shediac") are saying that the place is still open... the tourists must be quite surprised!

    Lots about it closing in 2002 and not being sold - no one made an offer on it! the City of Shediac than bought it and did a feasability study to turn it into a cultural center or something else of community interest. While the study was being done, elections happenned, mayor changed and the new mayor is, let's say, not excited about this place. The recent rejection by the Municipal council of the feasability study also gathered some media attention.

     Future Plans
    Although the city was officially not able to find money to restore the place, 2 hours after voting its demolition, they did find 1,5 millions to build a community center exactly where the Hotel was.
    By doing so, they will need to reimburse the Rotary Club who bought the Hotel and the Land with the Village under the condition the Hotel was to be demolish and the place turned into a park, called the "Rotary Club Shediac Park". Since they will be building a community center on the land, the Village will need to 1)pay 1,5 millions to built the place and 2)pay 240 000$ to the Rotary Club since the place will not end up as a park...
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    maZe's visit
    Tue, Aug 3rd, 2004
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    Gone!
    Tue, Dec 14th, 2004
    posted by maZe
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mutt on 4/7/2005 5:47 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 19 04 at 20:38, maZe changed the main information
  • on Dec 14 04 at 13:42, maZe changed the main information
  • on Dec 14 04 at 13:35, maZe updated a gallery picture
  • on Dec 14 04 at 13:34, maZe updated basic gallery info
  • on Dec 14 04 at 13:33, maZe created a new gallery
  • on Dec 4 04 at 21:05, maZe updated a gallery picture
  • on Nov 29 04 at 16:07, maZe changed the main information
  • on Aug 4 04 at 3:20, maZe changed the main information
  • on Aug 4 04 at 2:55, maZe updated a gallery picture
  • on Aug 4 04 at 2:50, maZe updated a gallery picture
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Demolition is confirmed!maZe716952/3/2014 6:18 PM by timrs2001
    You must log in for this feature to work.Hotel closingBratchny2178012/12/2007 3:18 AM by cloak-and-dagger
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