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Chateau Laurier Photos, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Description : As the centerpiece of Canada,s capital, Château Laurier rests majestically between Parliament Hill, the Ottawa River, The Congress Centre and the open-air Byward Market.
In 1907, during a time of grandeur and elegance, Ottawa,s premier hotel was commissioned by American-born Charles Melville Hays, General Manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway of Canada. Following a disagreement with architect Bradford Lee Gilbert, Ross and Macfarlane Contractors was hired to build the hotel in French Renaissance style using granite blocks for the base, buff Indiana limestone for the walls and copper for the roof.

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