From the Legislature’s “Self-Directed Guide Book“:
Today, the Reception Hall is occasionally used for special functions and receptions, but forty years ago it was still office-space for the former Department of Lands and Forests. At that time the space was partitioned into cubicles and had peach-coloured walls and red battleship linoleum on the floor. During the restoration, the ceiling of this room was discovered and restored to its original Early French Renaissance style. When the linoleum was lifted, restorers recovered the original parquet of local Douglas fir.
If the present government goes ahead with the plan to convert the Legislative Library to offices will history repeat itself? Will some future generation be forced, at their expense, to restore the heritage their ancestors so callously threw away?