Lumber mills began to appear in the early 19th century at the Chaudière Falls, in the heart of what would one day be the Cities of Ottawa and Hull / Gatineau. For most of the 20th Century, the site was dominated by the E.B. Eddy Pulp and Paper Mills. This is one of the oldest buildings on the site, viewed from a loft which overlooks the space where huge paper machines once stood.