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Rideau Hall

Rideau Hall

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Rideau Hall

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
Attached to the wall to the left of the front doors of Rideau Hall


Coordinates: N 45 26.671 W 75 41.164

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Plaque Text

Built in 1839 for Thomas McKay, Rideau Hall was originally an elegant stone villa set in a picturesque landscaped park. In 1865 it was leased as a temporary residence for the Governor General until a suitable house could be erected elsewhere. The planned new residence was never constructed. Instead the old building was expanded and eventually almost engulfed by a series of additions between 1865 and 1914. Today Rideau Hall is the official Government House. As the residence of the Crown's representative in Canada it has been a focus of political and social life in the capital.

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