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Original Centre Block - Parliament Hill

Library and Archives Canada Photographer: J.B. Reid C-1010079

Take a tour of the original Centre Block.

At the time, it was one of the largest construction projects in North America. The final cost was about $1.7 million. There were criticisms that the buildings would be far too big for such a small country and that there would be more space than they could ever use for the next century or two.

The Parliament Hill buildings were designed to house the entire government in a single complex on the Hill.

The Centre Block on Parliament Hill had:

The architects were Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones who designed a Gothic Revival style building. The contractor was Thomas McGreevy.

Materials that were used were:

Sources and further reading


The Parliament: The Virtual Experience

Parliament Buildings - The Canadian Encyclopedia

Centre Block - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia