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The Monument National at Dalhousie and George Street in the ByWard Market
Parking of the Courtyard Marriott on George and Dalhousie
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The imposing building at the corner of Dalhousie and George was "Le Monument National", fortress of francophone culture in Ontario. It was built in 1906 and was demolished in 1961 to make room for a Holiday Inn(!). 

In 1903, the lawyer J.O. Vincent as well as  many other members of the francophone community of Ottawa launched an ambitious campaign to fiancé the construction of the Monument National which the cost was estimated to $35 000.  The total sum was collected in just under a year and the building was inaugurated in May of 1906.
Bibliographic Source: A Theatre Near You
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