University of Ottawa's roots go back to 1848 when the Oblate Order founded the College of Bytown as a bilingual catholic school. Tabaret Hall, a large four-storey building, was designed in the Greek neo-classical style by New York architect A.O. Von Herbulis and inaugurated in 1905. It is named after Father Joseph-Henri Tabaret under who's leadership between 1853 and 1861, Bytown College became an official university. 
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