Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) is responsible for Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell Counties. Our mission is “To encourage, assist and bring together all those interested in the pursuit of family history.” If you want to discover more about your family origins, or how and where to locate information about your ancestors, our members will be there to help you.
Colloquium on Ottawa Gothic, September 26-27, 2014
Mark your calendars for September 26-27, 2014, when Carleton’s History
Department, with the assistance of the Dean of FASS, Heritage Ottawa,
and the Pinhey’s Point Foundation, will co-sponsor a landmark colloquium
on Ottawa’s domestic Gothic architecture, including tours, lectures, an
exhibit, and a keynote address by Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin from
University of Kent School of Architecture in the UK.
A dozen stone villas combined a revolutionary floor plan with fashionable Tudor style. Their distinctive and unusual ‘pinwheel’ plan originated in England with the father of the Gothic Revival, A.W.N. Pugin. The English architects who came to Ottawa in the 1850s to compete for the Parliamentary contract brought this form with them. The houses they designed for the leaders of local society, including the Pinhey, Hill, and Christie families, did much to vitalize the residential architecture of the dawning capital.
Lectures by: Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin University of
Kent School of Architecture David Jeanes Vice-President,
Heritage Ottawa Ian Badgley Archaeologist,
National Capital Commission