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Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 08
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Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 08
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Description : In 1978, both the National Capital Commission and the City of Ottawa officially recognized the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa as an historic monument. The cathedral is indeed the oldest surviving church in Ottawa. It stands on the site that was occupied by the first Catholic chapel open to both anglophones and francophones of Bytown.
The first plan dates from 1839. The work on the building,s structure was conducted between 1841 and 1865, and the interior ornamentation, from 1876 to 1885. Missionnaries on temporary postings initiated the actual construction.

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