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Architecture of Ottawa

10 December 2009

1838 – Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario

The residence was built in 1838 to house Scottish stone mason Thomas McKay and his family, who occupied the residence until 1855. Queen Victoria chose Ottawa in 1858 as the new capital of...

31 January 2013

1860 – Design for Government Buildings, Ottawa, Canada

Architect: Stent & Laver In May 1859 proposals were invited for Ottawa’s intended parliamentary and departmental buildings and governor general’s residence. The first premium for the design of the departmental buildings, now known...

26 January 2014

1866 – Houses of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Thomas Fuller & Chilion Jones In 1859, The Legislative Assembly in Ottawa voted the sum of £75,000 for the erection of a “Parliament House” and offered a premium of $1000 for the...

10 December 2009

1877 – St Alban’s Anglican Church, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Thomas Fuller Ottawa’s oldest surviving church building and was designed by Thomas Fuller, who also designed Canada’s original Parliament Buildings. However, the location of the church, meant that Fuller’s elaborate plans had...

10 December 2009

1878 – Laurier House, Ottawa, Ontario

Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood close to Parliament Hill, Laurier House is a National Historic Site. It was built in 1878 in the Second Empire Style, popular in North America at the...

10 December 2009

1885 – Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Georges Buillon The first plan dates from 1839 but the work on the building’s structure was conducted between 1841 and 1865, and the interior ornamentation, from 1876 to 1885. Missionaries on temporary...

01 October 2009

1893 – St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: W.E. Doran

01 October 2009

1897 – Sun Life Assurance, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: E.L. Horwood

01 October 2009

1898 – Residence, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Band, Burritt & Meredith

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