Wright-Scott House on a cloudy summer day.

In 2006, the NCC acquired the Wright-Scott House, located at 28 Alexandre-Taché Boulevard. This Victorian-era home is a “classified” federal heritage building.

As it is in need of repairs, the house is now being rehabilitated by the NCC for current and future generations.

About the project

The restoration will include exterior repairs and the addition of accessible features.

Process and timeline

2021: Design phase

Fall 2022 to Spring 2023: Implementation phase

Envelope and structural repairs, including:

  • rehabilitation of heritage windows and exterior doors
  • roof and basement repairs
  • rainwater management improvements
  • addition of a ramp at the west entry to create an accessible entrance

About the property

In the first half of the 19th century, the existing property was part of the farm owned by Philemon Wright, the founder of the agricultural settlement that later became Hull (now Gatineau). The house was built in 1877 by his descendants, who played a key role in the economic development of the region.

This project is part of the NCC’s major infrastructure projects made possible with the Government of Canada’s $52.4-million investment from the 2020 federal budget.