Returning today to my Doors Open series, today we have the Laurentian Centre. Built in 1906 for timber baron J. R. Booth as his residence, this later became home to the Laurentian Club. In 2000, Trinity Western University bought it to house a university internship program. where the students in the program take classes while interning in government or other offices here in Ottawa.
Booth's portrait hangs prominently in the front hall. Much of the wood in here would have come from his timber stands in central Ontario. He's featured earlier in this series- Booth's daughter lived in what is now the embassy of Algeria. I will have more from this place tomorrow.