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Connaught Building

Connaught Building

Photos by contributor Colin Old - Posted December 2017

Connaught Building


Connaught Building

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On the east side of Mackenzie Avenue north of Rideau Street

Coordinates: N 45 25.590 W 75 41.692


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Plaque Text

Part of a grand design for the national capital in the early 20th century, this imposing building is a tangible expression of Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier's vision for Ottawa. The eclectic combination of Gothic and Tudor Revival features, with castellated turrets and textured stonework, reflects the desire to create a distinctive architecture for the capital that was compatible with the Parliament buildings. Built between 1913 and 1916 to house government offices and a customs warehouse, the building was named for HRH the Duke of Connaught, then governor general of Canada.


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