1898
2015
St. Luke's General Hospital in 1898 at the corner of Elgin Street and Gladstone Avenue.
St. Luke's Park in 2015 at the corner of Elgin Street and Gladstone Avenue.
Title: St. Luke’s Hospital Reference number: CA-001482
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St. Luke's General Hospital was inaugurated in 1898 and was located at the corner of Elgin Street and Gladstone Avenue.  

The hospital was mainly founded by Henry Pulteney Wright with a $10 000 donation.  Other local businessmen such as John Booth and H. N. Bate, also contributed financially.

The city of Ottawa decided to close the hospital in 1924 after the opening of Ottawa Civic Hospital.  The building was demolished after the Great Depression and a park, St. Luke's Parlk was built.  
28 FEB
2015
Peter Bishop
Hi, My father grew up just to the right of the picture on the corner of elgin and gladstone, 405 Elgin street, the Royal Court, my brother billy and I played in the park for years in the early 60,s. Theres still a pool and swings but the really fun play structure is gone,
My grand parents lived there for over 50 years, (should have bought the building)
Peter Bishop.
07 MAR
2015
Jaan
I'm afraid you've got the wrong location for the 2015 photo. The front of St. Lukes (shown in the 1898 photo) was on Frank St., not Elgin. The cooresponding 2015 photo would be looking at the playground in St. Luke's park (behind the Slice & Co.)
08 MAR
2015
Joan Bedford
I enjoy these before and after photos very much. It is amazing how the city has changed. I guess that's progress.

I look forward to the same for Old Ottawa East as it is now called. I grew up in that district and have many childhood memories of the area.
The area I refer to is Main St. Springhurst, Lees, Hawthorne, Evelyn, Concord Aves. and environ.
Thank-you for your interesting photography!
11 OCT
2015
David A Johnston
My grandmother, Adele Townsend, was a nurse at St. Luke's during World War 1. She often told stories of the wounded soldiers, and how their officers would come around to see who they could put back in the line. She was quite bitter about this.
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