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Centre Block destroyed by fire on Parliament Hill in 1916

On the night of Feb. 3, 1916, a fire that began in the reading room of Centre Block spread and destroyed Parliament's Centre Block in Ottawa. We've compiled Library and Archives Canada images of the building before, during and after the fire, as well as pictures of the building that eventually replaced it.
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      On the night of Feb. 3, 1916, a fire that began in the reading room of Centre Block quickly spread, destroying the building.

      We've compiled Library and Archives Canada images of the building before, during and after the fire, as well as pictures of the new Centre Block.

      You can see them in the photo gallery above.

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