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Soper's Fountain / Ruins

Located in: Ottawa
Location #14920
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Location Owner:dragonscales36
Creation Date: 8/24/2017
Last Updated: 8/24/2017



Description

I have been planning a visit to this place forever! Finally got a break in the rain so I drove up quick to photograph. Rockcliffe Rockeries is a public park.



PLAQUE FOR SOPER'S FOUNTAIN:
"(René Bertand Bouté) This fountain was purchased by Warren Soper at the Paris Salon in 1912 where it was awarded the Prix de Paris. It was donated to the National Capital Commission when the nearby Soper property was sold in 1960. Mr. Soper was a pioneering entrepreneur who opened the first telephone exchange in Ottawa in 1880 and the first electric street railway in 1891."

PLAQUE POUR LA FONTAINE SOPER: "(René Bertand Bouté) Fontaine achetée par Warren Soper au Salon de Paris en 1912 où elle avait reçu le prix de Paris. Don à la Commission de la capitale nationale lorsque la propriété des Soper, située à proximité, fut vendue en 1960. Parmi les premiers entrepreneurs de la région, M. Soper inaugura le premier service téléphonique d'Ottawa en 1880 et le premier tramway électrique en 1891."


PLAQUE ON SOPER'S FOUNTAIN: "Warren Y. Soper 1854-1924 Acquired this fountain from the Paris Salon in 1912 and it was presented by his daughter to the National Capital Commission in 1960. The sculptor was Bertrand Bouté."


PLAQUE FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY COLUMNS: "(1998) These columns are from the former Carnegie Public Library of Ottawa (later renamed Ottawa Public Library), which stood at the corner of Laurier Avenue and Metcalfe Street until its demolition in the early 1970s. This library, unveiled in 1906 by Andrew Carnegie, was the only Carnegie library in Ontario unveiled by the American benefactor."


PLAQUE POUR LES COLONNES DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE CARNEGIE: "(1998) Colonnes appartenant à l'ancienne bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa, la bibliothèque Carnegie, à l'angle de l'avenue Laurier et de la rue Metcalfe, jusqu'à sa démolition au début des années 1970. Ouverte en 1906, elle fut la seule bibliothèque Carnegie de l'Ontario inaugurée par le bienfaiteur américain Andrew Carnegie."


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Soper's Fountain / Ruins
Rockcliffe Rockeries
Created by: dragonscales36


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


Soper's Fountain / Ruins


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Status: Historic Location
Category: Other


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On 8/24/2017 2:37:29 PM user dragonscales36 changed the following: links, description
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On 8/24/2017 2:25:33 PM user dragonscales36 created gallery : Rockcliffe Rockeries
On 8/24/2017 2:24:47 PM user dragonscales36 changed the following: hazards,location status, description