The Langevin Block
Update – March 2017
Another visit to Ottawa, and this time, the Langevin Block in front of Parliament Hill on Wellington Street.
What many people don’t know is that it is mainly used for the Prime Minister’s office (PMO). Built between 1884 – 1889, it was the first federal government office building constructed outside the Parliamentary Precinct. It is made of sandstone obtained from a New Brunswick quarry.
As you can see in the aerial view below, It occupies a prominent place between Metcalfe and Elgin streets, adjacent to the National War Memorial, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Government Conference Centre, Rideau Canal and the National Arts Centre. The Langevin Block is distinctive in Ottawa for its Second Empire style (or Napoleon III style, for the French elements in vogue during the era of the Second French Empire).
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Thank you for dropping by and have an excellent evening!
OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE
Knowing our Parliamentary Precinct — Tulips on Parliament Hill – The West Block of Canada – 7 Year Parliament Project – Politically Speaking – Canada in One Photo – Senators. Listen Up! – Design and Imaging — Haunted Castle — Night Shots — Hey That’s My Image — My Canadian Pride Is Showing — Canada Day on Parliament Hill — Images in Color and in Stereo – 5 Reasons to Use Photos — Gargoyles on Parliament Hill – Christmas on Parliament Hill – Live Music is Always Best – The Confederation Building – The Supreme Court of Canada