What is this monolith?
There is an approximately 10-foot-tall wood-clad monolith in the parking lot on John Street near Butler’s Barracks and the Commons. A rather mysterious thing, it has’t had smart brass lettering, or local event posters, or really any kind of message on it in the past 15 years.
According to Fran Di Cesare of Parks Canada, “The structure was used as a parking sign for Butler’s Barracks NHS in the 1970s and more recently as a notice board, where we post information from time to time. However, earlier this year, we identified this structure as being superfluous and have marked it for removal by March 31.”
So if you want to pay your respects to this local artifact, you might want to give it a sign. Or if you’d like to see it stay up as another form of community bulletin board….
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