|the construction of the canadian museum of nature.|
when I was a kid growing up in ottawa, my parents would take my sisters and I to the canadian museum of nature, which sits in the middle of downtown ottawa. the museum was built between 1905-1912 and it was originally called the victoria memorial museum building. one halloween, probably in the early or mid-1990s, we went to a halloween exhibit they were having. it was there that I first heard the story of the ghost of the fourth floor's west wing - to this day one of the most captivating ottawa ghost stories I have encountered.
|architect david ewart.|
(photo credits: the ottawa citizen, department of public works/ the library and archives of canada)