Former Ottawa Normal School Chimney - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.180 W 075° 41.453
18T E 445946 N 5029803
Quick Description: This chimney, attached to the former Ottawa Normal School, a teacher's college built in 1874, and now the Heritage Building and part of Ottawa City Hall complex, is located on Elgin Street, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 12/17/2017 6:21:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMXAFZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Heritage Building is today part of Ottawa City Hall. It was originally built in 1874 as Ottawa Normal School and served as a teacher's college. The Gothic Revival building stands at Elgin Street and Lisgar and several extensions were added to the rear of the building.

It was part of Ontario's normal school system of teacher's colleges that had been set up by Egerton Ryerson. When Ryerson's system was replaced by a more modern system it was renamed the Ottawa Teacher's College in 1953. In the 1960s it was decided that Ontario's teacher's colleges should be merged into universities and the teacher's college was merged into the Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa in 1974. Four years later the building was closed and the building was sold to the federal government.

In 1986 it was purchased by the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, to serve as part of a new RMOC headquarters. To the north of the college the main building of the new RMOC building was erected and links were created to the old school, which was re named the Heritage Building. With the creation of the new city of Ottawa in 2000 the building became part of Ottawa City Hall. The mayor has his office in this building, overlooking Elgin Street.

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The Former Ottawa Teacher’s College National Historic Site of Canada is located on Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa. A fine example of late-19th century eclectic design, the building’s two-and-a-half-storey front block is a balanced composition exhibiting an eclectic interpretation of the Gothic Revival Style. The roof, in the Second Empire style, with a central spired belfry, features a gable and a lively series of turrets. The building is now part of the Ottawa City Hall Complex. Official recognition refers to the former school building on its original lot.

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Private or Public Property?: Public Property

What material is it made from?: Stone

When was it made?: 1/1/1874

Estimated Height of chimney (please include whether metres or feet): 125 feet

Type of building e.g. house, hotel etc: Formally a Teacher's College, now the Heritage Building and part of Ottawa City Hall

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