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Victoria Memorial Museum Building

L'Édifice Commémoratif Victoria

 
 
Victoria Memorial Museum Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, June 13, 2022
1. Victoria Memorial Museum Building Marker
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Built between 1905 and 1911, this Tudor Revival structure with its crenellated roofline holds a prominent place in the history of Canadian museums. Originally constructed for the Geological Survey of Canada to feature well-lit exhibition areas, it is Canada's first building designed specifically for national museum collections and research. Over the years, it has been home to no fewer than four national museums devoted to natural history, science and technology, human history and fine art.

Construit dans le style néo-Tudor entre les années 1905 et 1911, cet édifice à la silhouette crénelée occupe une place prépondérante dans l'histoire des musées canadiens. Érigé pour la Commission géologique du Canada afin d'offrir de grandes aires d'exposition bien éclairées, c'est le premier musée au pays conçu spécifiquement à des fins d'exposition de collections nationales et de recherches muséologiques. Au fil du temps, il a abrité pas moins de quatre musées nationaux consacrés à la nature, à la science et à la technologie, à l'histoire de l'humanité ainsi qu'aux beaux-arts.

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Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 45° 24.766′ N, 75° 41.397′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker is on McLeod Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa ON K2P 2L6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Woolly Mammoth / Le mammouth laineux (a few steps from this marker); Diamond Jenness (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Parliament Fire (about 90 meters away); John Macoun (about 90 meters away); John R. Booth Residence / La Résidence de John R. Booth (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Gouzenko Affair / L’Affaire Gouzenko (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Igor Gouzenko (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Marion Dewar Plaza (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
Victoria Memorial Museum Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, June 13, 2022
2. Victoria Memorial Museum Building
<i>Museum, Ottawa, Canada</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd., circa 1909
3. Museum, Ottawa, Canada
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York.   3. submitted on June 21, 2022. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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