A new publication from Heritage Ottawa entitled, “Ottawa’s Terra Cotta Architecture: Two Walking Tours”, was released in September 2003 with a special launch at Jean Pigott Hall.
Attending the event was author Barbara McMullen, Heritage Ottawa president David Flemming and Helen MacLeod, local Grant Review Team member for Ontario Trillium Foundation.
“Thanks to this publication, Ottawa’s unique terra cotta buildings, whose beauty is derived from their clay ornamentation, will be noticed, appreciated, and hopefully conserved for future generations,” remarked Barbara McMullen, Heritage Ottawa Board member and author of the booklet.
Funding for this unique 32-page booklet came from a $9,700 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. This beautifully illustrated publication tells the fascinating story of terra cotta and its use in Ottawa as a building material between 1879 and 1923.
“The Ontario Trillium Foundation is pleased to support this unique booklet highlighting an important piece of our architectural past”, said Trillium’s Helen MacLeod. “This is another example of helping us achieve our goal of building stronger communities,” added MacLeod.
French and English copies of the booklet can be purchased for $5.00 by calling Heritage Ottawa at 230-8841. The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, receives annually $100 million of government funding generated through Ontario’s charity casino initiative. The foundation provides grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment and social service sectors.