Old CN or CP Paymasters Building / Vault

Old CN or CP Paymasters Building / Vault near Ottawa, ON


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2 kms
1 hour
easy

Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Ottawa, ON
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A bit creepy and overgrown, this old building stands out like a sore thumb, as a forefront to the rotting and dilapidated 250 City Centre that occupies a portion of the old LeBreton Flats. Directly opposite the old RCOC Central Depot over the Somerset bridge, you can't miss it if walking on the north side of the bridge and look down.

Rumour has it this was the Books/Paymaster building, complete with Bank Vault and historical wood paneling, dating back a good 100 years or more to Ottawa's early train years when various rail-yards were located nearby.

Does anyone have any more information on this building. It may be one of the only (and thus very important) remaining buildings in all of Lebreton Flats (apart from Union Station) that played a role in Ottawa's rail history. Who owns this now is unknown, but clearly there is historical significance here, especially given that Lebreton Flats and all the rail history including the Roundhouse was wiped out.

Directions:

South east Corner at 250 City Cenre, close to Somerset bridge.


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