Beautifully printed certificate from the Bytown Inn Limited issued from 1949 - 1973. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette an allegorical woman holding a light in front of a generator and building. This item has the hand signatures of the Company’s President ( T. L. Brighham ) and its Secretary. The Bytown Inn was probably the oldest hostelry in Ottawa. It was something of a landmark, if not a monument of the city. It was quaint to say the least.
Old Hotel Ad shown for illustrative purposes
Some of the ad is printed below:
A Quiet Corner of Old Ottawa
Beckoing Residents and
Visitors to Linger and Reflect. This lovely old Inn in the heart of Canada's
Capital is steeped m Tradition. On its site at the corner of O'Connor
and Albert Streets, Colonel By is reputed to have built a log row for some
of his officers. Shortly after Confederation it was rebuilt in its present Colonial style as a row of residences.
A RETREAT FOR SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD
It is a well known fact that Sir John A. MacDonald used part of this site as a retreat from his heavy duties on the "Hill"......
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