Memorial 35061-030 Ottawa, ON

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Municipality/Province: Ottawa, ON

Memorial Number: 35061-030

Type: Park and black marble plaques on granite on granite stylised wall.

Address: 1 Rideau Street

Location: Major's Hill Park

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 45.426652   Long: -75.696279

Contributor: Richard Turcotte

Photo Credit: Richard Turcotte

Major's Hill Park park was erected by the National Capital Commission and is dedicated to the Major Daniel Bolton of the Royal Engineers.

When Lieutenant-Colonel By first arrived in Canada as Superintending Engineer for the construction of the Rideau Canal, he had a house built for he and his family on a small knoll within the military compound overlooking the entrance to the canal. Over the years, the site of the home became known as Colonel's Hill. When Lieutenant-Colonel By returned to England in 1832, his second-in -command Major Daniel Bolton, replaced him as Superintending Engineer and moved into the residence. The site became known as Major's Hill and retained this name despite subsequent replacements taking up residence in the house. Upon becoming the fist official park of the City of Ottawa, the park was named in honour of Major Daniel Bolton and is known as Major's Hill Park. In the park are many commemorative plaques and a statue of Lieutenant-Colonel By, Major Bolton and their successors.

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Inscription found on memorial

[first stylised plaque/première plaque stylisée]

[front from left to right/devant de gauche à droite]

[first part of plaque/première partie de la plaque]

MAJOR`S HILL PARK
PARC MAJOR`S HILL

A TIMELESS MEETING PLACE
LIEU DE RENCONTRE AU-DELÀ DU TEMPS



[second part of plaque/deuxième partie de la plaque]

color image of the park which is part and over an engrave view of the back of Parliament Hill. Image en couleur du parc, laquelle fait partie, et est située sur une gravure de la colline parlementaire vue de l`arrière.

[third part of plaque/troisième partie de la plaque]

National Capital Commission
Commission de la capitale nationale

[second stylised plaque/deuxième plaque stylisée]

[front from left to right/devant de gauche à droite]

[first part of plaque/première partie de la plaque]

THOUGH Colonel By was undoubtedly
the most notable resident of this
property, these grounds were eventually
named for his successor, Major Daniel
Bolton. With the completion of the
Rideau Canal, the military reserve gave
way to stately trees and meandering
pathways, and Major's Hill became a
popular retreat form the bustle of the lumber town.

[second part of plaque/deuxième partie de la plaque]

BIEN que le colonel By soit, sans conteste, le
plus connu des résidents de l`endroit, la colline
a été baptisée d`après le titre de son successeur,
le major Daniel Bolton. Avec la fin des travaux
du canal Rideau, le rôle du domaine militaire a
diminué. La
«colline du Major» couverte d`arbres majestueux et de sentiers sinueux est alors« Rex »devenue un endroit ou les habitants venaient« Rex »chercher un peu de tranquillité dans une ville en pleine effervescence.

[third part of plaque/troisième partie de la plaque]

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[third stylised plaque/troisième plaque stylisée]

[front from left to right/devant de gauche à droite]

[first part of plaque/première partie de la plaque]

AS the city's first official park, Major's
Hill was a favourite place for people to
stroll or picnic and seemed destined,
even then, to become an important
green space.

EN tant que premier parc officiel
de la ville le parc Major`s Hill était
l`endroit idéal pour se promener ou
pique-niquer. Déjà à l`époque, il semblait
être destiné à devenir un espace vert
important.

[second part of plaque/deuxième partie de la plaque]

MAJOR`S HILL PARK stands out today
as a tranquil oasis in the midst of a
modern capital city. With its colourful
past and promising future, Major's Hill
Park remains a treasured meeting place
for all Canadians

LE PARC MAJOR`S HILL dit parc Major,
est aujourd`hui une oasis paisible au
milieu d`une capitale moderne. Du fait
de son passé intéressant et de son avenir
prometteur il reste un lieu privilégié
pour tous les Canadiens.

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