ca.1913 Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds (V683/I.C.2.b.)
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ca.1913 Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
(V683/I.C.2.b.)

ca.1913 Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds (V683/I.C.2.b.)
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ca.1913 Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
(V683/I.C.2.b.)

ca. 1920 Mather (family) fonds (V397/PA-152)
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ca. 1920 Mather (family) fonds
(V397/PA-152)

Today, nothing remains of this building, born in controversy, located on swampy ground and consequently doomed to flooding, decay and eventual destruction around 1938. Throughout its short life, residents saw the building as a symbol of Ottawa's contempt for their concerns. They wanted a building designed for local recreational needs. Today, visitors and researchers frequently express astonishment that such an important building was demolished. However, approximately 100 of Wright's buildings have been razed, despite such high regard for his innovation.


  

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

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