With the sesquicentennial celebrations in full swing it’s an appropriate time to feature Thomas Fuller. Fuller was born in England in 1823. In 1857 he immigrated to Canada. Two years later his firm, Fuller and Jones was selected by the Governor General Sir Edmund Walker Head to design a Parliament House: the Centre Block. It was to be built in gothic revival, the neo classical style was considered but at the time was rejected as it was too closely associated with American republicanism.
In 1867 he was selected to build the New York State Capital in Albany. Cost overruns had him removed and he returned to Canada, he was hired as Chief Dominion Architect. He held that position from 1881 to 1896. In that capacity he was involved in the design of every Federal Building.
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