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100 Wellington Street / 100, Rue Wellington

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2019
1. 100 Wellington Street / 100, Rue Wellington Marker
Inscription.  
English:
Designed by architect Cass Gilbert, Jr. of New York, this building was the site of the Diplomatic Mission of the United States of America from 1932 to 1999.

Français:
Cass Gilbert fils, architecte de New York, a conçu cet édifice qui a été occupé par la Mission diplomatique des États-Unis d’Amérique de 1932 à 1999.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 45° 25.381′ N, 75° 41.914′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa Division. Marker is on Wellington Street (Route 34) west of Metcalfe Street (Route 89), on the left when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level, just to the left of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Terry Fox 1958 -1981 (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Albert Harper (within shouting distance of this marker); Parliament Clocktower Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Canada’s Capital
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2019
2. 100 Wellington Street / 100, Rue Wellington Marker
(Marker visible just left of entrance)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Asbury College (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Thomas D'Arcy McGee (about 90 meters away); Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council (about 90 meters away); National Press Building / L’Édifice national de la presse (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
Regarding 100 Wellington Street / 100, Rue Wellington. Canadian Federal Heritage Buliding #15144
 
Also see . . .
1. Indigenous Peoples Building. On June 21, 2017, the Prime Minister announced that the former U.S. Embassy at 100 Wellington Street in Ottawa, will become a space for Indigenous Peoples. Creating a space for Indigenous Peoples directly across from Parliament Hill symbolizes a turning point in Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples. This location provides a concrete marker of the importance of Indigenous Peoples to this country’s past, present and future. (Submitted on June 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Former U.S. Embassy, Canadian Federal Heritage Building. This embassy was the first permanent home of the U.S. Legation in Canada, the first foreign mission at Ottawa, and thus a benchmark
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2019
3. 100 Wellington Street / 100, Rue Wellington
in Canada’s gradual assumption of sovereignty over foreign affairs. It was also one of the first of a series of purpose-built embassy buildings constructed by the U.S. government around the world, signifying the rise and establishment of the United States as a leading world power. Executed in the Beaux-Arts style, it is one of the most refined examples of its type in Canada and an important late work of American architect Cass Gilbert. (Submitted on June 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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