Sunday, July 2, 2017

Home Base For The Timber Baron

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.

28 comments:

  1. Great building put to good use. Beautiful inside too!

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  2. Those are all such nice buildings to visit.

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  3. Uma construção muito bonita. Com certeza uma visita bem interessante
    Um abraço

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  4. love the stain glass. hope you had a nice Canada day. is that something that is continued to celebrate for a few days? we tend to celebrate the 4th ... many days ... when it is not on the weekend, i mean. ( :

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  5. ...gorgeous! There was BIG $$$$$ to be made in timber back in the day.

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  6. Hello, another great open door tour. The stained glass window is beautiful. The woodwork is lovely. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  7. @Nancy: it is quite a place.

    @Marianne: indeed!

    @Gracita: thank you.

    @Beth: there is still a lot happening today.

    @Tom: Booth was one of the wealthiest men in the country back in the day.

    @Eileen: stained glass appeals to me.

    @Janey: it is!

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  8. Very ornate with the wood finishing.

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  9. A grand building, William. I like the interior too.

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  10. It is a beautiful building!

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  11. Wonderful façade to this building William, and all that gorgeous wood inside.. incredible student digs ☺

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  12. Lovely to visit, but I wouldn't want to have to clean it!!!

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  13. Wonderful woodwork in there!

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  14. Schöne Holzarbeiten im Haus.

    Noke

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  15. What a magnificent building inside and out. And being used too.

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  16. @Red: it is!

    @Marleen: quite a place to call home.

    @Linda: I agree!

    @Cloudia: this one was a self made one.

    @Grace: it certainly makes for interesting living.

    @Jennifer: I wonder who does.

    @RedPat: indeed!

    @Noke: thank you!

    @Jo: and a good use.

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  17. Lovely fireplaces. I'd love to have at least one...

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  18. To be sure, he hit a home run!

    Janis
    GDP

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  19. Beautiful building. Inside looks cozy and at home. I love the arch opening!

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  20. Oh, what a beautiful place! The woodwork is gorgeous!

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  21. gorgeous lighting, all the details ... lovely. ( ;

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  22. @Klara: a good fireplace is a welcome thing.

    @Janis: good way to put it!

    @Tamago: me too.

    @Kay: it certainly is.

    @Beth: I do as well.

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  23. I always wonder how people clean chandeliers like the one in your photo Must take forever.

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  24. That certainly would have been a lavish place to entertain. It still is.

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  25. What a beautiful place! (I've said this about so many of the interiors you've posted, I feel like I'm phoning it in now....)

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