TIN HOUSE

admin Uncategorized October 17, 2019
“Tin House.” Government of Canada.

Standing at 136 Guigues Street, the original Tin House was designed by Ottawa tinsmith Honoré Foisy and was likely intended to showcase Foisy’s ability and the products he offered. When the building was demolished in 1961, the NCC saved the facade of the house and moved it to a warehouse, where it fell into decay. Ten years later, Canadian sculptor and artist Arthur ‘Art’ Price restored the facade using both original and newly fabricated materials. It was installed in its present location, the so-named Tin House Court, in 1973.

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