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Column

Object name: Column
Artist: John A. Pearson
Maker: P. Lyall and Son Construction
Modeller: Walter J. Allen
Sculptor/Stone carver: The team of the modelling and carving shop

Date:
  • 1917 (column base)
  • 1922 (capital)
Material: Tyndall limestone
Dimensions: 359.3 x 304.8 cm
Catalogue no.: O-2363; O-2364

Inscription: 1867 JULY 1917 ON THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONFEDERATION OF BRITISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA AS THE DOMINION OF CANADA THE PARLIAMENT AND PEOPLE DEDICATE THIS BUILDING IN PROCESS OF RECONSTRUCTION AFTER DAMAGE BY FIRE AS A MEMORIAL OF THE DEEDS OF THEIR FOREFATHERS AND OF THE VALOUR OF THOSE CANADIANS WHO IN THE GREAT WAR FOUGHT FOR THE LIBERTIES OF CANADA, OF THE EMPIRE AND OF HUMANITY.

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