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St. Joseph Scholasticate

(Edifice Deschâtelets)

The oldest and largest historical institution in Ottawa East is the Scholasticate of St. Joseph now known as the Edifice Deschâtelets. The original building was erected in 1885 on land purchased by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in the early 1860's.

From the very beginning the Scholasticate has played a major role in the evolution of An 1890 view of the orginal ScholasticateOttawa East. As the leader of the Catholic community, it was the Oblates who were responsible for the establishment of the schools and churches that served the Catholics of Ottawa East. As well they were also responsible for the founding of many other institutions in the Ottawa area including the University of Ottawa and later, Saint Paul University on Main St.

The links below will take you to the various sections that describe the history of the Oblates from their very beginning to the present day, including related institutions in the community.

  1. The history of the Scholaticate of St. Joseph (Edifice Deschâtelets)
  2. The history of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)
  3. A view of Scholasticate life in the 1930's
  4. The Evolution of the building from 1883
  5. Sisters of the Sacred Heart
  6. Saint Paul University
  7. St. Patrick's College
  8. Ste. Famille Church
  9. Canadian Martyrs Church
  10. The White House
  11. Slide show of Scholasticate pictures
  12. Slide show of Oblate pictures
  13. Map of the Scholasticate in the 1930's - hotlinked
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