Ottawa, Ontario — Central Canada
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica / Basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame
First planned as a parish church in 1839, Notre-Dame was transformed as it achieved the status of cathedral for the new Catholic Diocese of Bytown in 1847, mother church of the Archdiocese of Ottawa, and basilica in 1879. With bell towers, twin spires, Nincheri’s pointed stained-glass windows, splendid polychromy, and intricately carved sanctuary, its exceptional design by priests, architects, and artisans was inspired by the French Gothic Revival, and integrates elements of classicism and French-Canadian church architecture. Its role as Ottawa’s Catholic spiritual centre is enhanced by the numerous religious buildings that surround it.
D'abord conçue comme église paroissiale en 1839, Notre-Dame a se transformée alors qu’elle s’élève au rang de cathédrale du nouveau diocèse catholique de Bytown en 1847, d'église-mère de l'archidiocèse d'Ottawa, puis de basilique en 1879. Avec ses clochers, ses flèches jumelles, ses vitraux en ogive de Nincheri, sa polychromie éblouissante et son chœur finement sculpté, elle allie le style néogothique français â des éléments du classicisme
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada et Parcs Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 45° 25.771′ N, 75° 41.793′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker is on Sussex Drive (Route 93) just north of St. Patrick Street (Route 44), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, overlooking the southwest corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 385 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1J9, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Élisabeth Bruyère (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Royal Canadian Mint / La Monnaie Royale Canadienne (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Hôpital Élisabeth Bruyère / Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Connaught Building / L’Édifice Connaught (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); By Ward Market Heritage Conservation District L’École Guigues and Regulation 17 / L’École Guigues et le Règlement 17 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Grand Central Hotel / Hôtel Grand Central (approx. half a kilometer away); Women Are Persons! (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.