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Commissariat Building 1827

Commissariat Building 1827

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Commissariat Building 1827

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Commissariat Building 1827

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Commissariat Building 1827

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
In the lobby of the Bytown Museum
between Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal
north of Confederation Square


Coordinates: N 45 25.546 W 75 41.853

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Plaque Text

This structure, the oldest existing stone building in Ottawa, was used as a storehouse, office and treasury during the construction of the Rideau Canal (1826-32) under the direction of Lieutenant-Colonel John By, R.E. Its superb masonry and solid construction are typical of the stonework done by Scottish masons along the Rideau Canal and, at a later date, on private homes in eastern Ontario. In 1854, the building was turned over to the Canadian government and, until 1951, was used successively by various departments concerned with the maintenance of the canal.

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