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Former Geological Survey of Canada Building

Former Geological Survey of Canada Building

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Former Geological Survey of Canada Building

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On the wall of the building
on the northeast corner of Sussex Drive and George Street

Coordinates: N 45 25.585 W 75 41.642


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Plaque Text

This mid-19th century hotel was remodeled in 1881 as the first Ottawa home of the Geological Survey of Canada. The Survey, established in 1842 to map the country's natural resources, became a federal department in 1877 and was soon moved from Montréal to Ottawa. The discoveries of its scientists were presented to scholars, the mining industry and the public through publications, lectures and exhibitions. The Survey's celebrated museum of natural and human history, which was located in this building until 1911, provided the foundation for Canada's national museums.

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Victoria Memorial Museum Building


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