Sparks Street used to be home to a wax museum back in the 1960s. Among other things, it included a diorama of D’Arcy McGee’s assassination. It only lasted a couple of years before it shut down, and some of the wax figures were shipped to Nova Scotia.
The Facebook page My Old Ottawa posted a couple of photos from inside the museum:
Postcard from 1967 “Confederation Wax Museum, 56 Sparks On The Mall, Simon Fraser discovers the mouth of the Fraser River”
Postcard from 1967 “Confederation Wax Museum, 56 Sparks On the Mall. The Fathers of Confederation 1864, Sir Charles Tupper, Sir Leonard Tilley, George Brown, Sir Georges Etienne Cartier, and Sir John A MacDonald.”