The Commissariat

The Commissariat (HM1KJF)

Location: Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Division
Country: Canada
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N 45° 25.489', W 75° 41.732'

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"Plenty of spirits, and provisions of all sorts, with beds, blankets, mits, caps, shoes, etc. shall always be at hand, in the Government store, to answer whatever demands may come for such articles by the people on the work, so that everyone may be kept strong, healthy and cheerful." - John Mac Taggart, Overseer of Works for Colonel By.
Built in 1827 under the supervision of Thomas MacKay, the Commissariat is the oldest existing stone building in Ottawa and the first permanent structure built on the Rideau Canal. The exterior has been restored to the 1830-1856 period.
This fine old building provided 125 years of practical service, first as the depot for the storage of tools, goods and supplies needed by the Royal Engineers of the British military to construct the Rideau Canal, then as a support building for canal operations. In 1951 it was restored for use as a historical museum.
The Commissariat played an integral role in the successful completion of the Rideau Canal and the development of Eastern Ontario. As well, the complex of buildings and locks which made up the Entrance Valley to the Rideau Canal provided a focal point for what would become the City of Ottawa.

«Le magasin du gouvernement doit toujours être bien approvisionné en spiritueux et en produits de toutes sortes, avec des lits, couvertures, moufles, coiffures, chaussures, etc., afin de répondre aux besoins des travailleurs et de les garder forts, en santé et de bonne humeur.» - John MacTaggart, Surveillant des travaux pour le colonel By.
Construite en 1827 sous la supervision de Thomas MacKay et première structure permanente du canal Rideau, l'Intendance est le plus vieux bâtiment en pierres d'Ottawa. Son extérieur a été restauré pour représenter la période de 1830 a 1856.
Ce beau bâtiment a été utilisé pendant 125 ans, d'abord comme dépôt d'outils, de biens et d'approvisionnements pour le Royal Engineers, le corps de l'armée britannique charge de la construction du canal Rideau, puis comme bâtiment de soutien pour l'exploitation du canal. Il a été rénové en 1951 pour servir de musée.
L'Intendance a joué un rôle majeur dans la réalisation du canal Rideau et dans le développement de l'Est de l'Ontario. De plus, les bâtiments et les écluses situés a l'entrée du canal Rideau ont préfigure l'establishment de la ville d'Ottawa.
Placed ByParks Canada / Parcs Canada
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Date Added Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445587 N 5030379
Decimal Degrees45.42481667, -75.69553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.489', W 75° 41.732'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 29.34" N, 75° 41' 43.92" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Canal Ln, Ottawa Ontario , CA
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