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~1920
2015
Laurentian Club at the corner of Elgin Street and Albert Street in Ottawa around 1920
Jim Flaherty Building at the corner of Elgin Street and Albert Street in Ottawa in 2015
Title: Untitled. Reference number: PA-042714
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Building with rich architectural detaisl replaced by one with "saveur du jour".
Visitors's vote
-1.6
93 votes
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Social class segregation was common in Ottawa at the turn of the previous century.  Entrance to gentlemen's club was only granted to those belonging to a certain class or profession.  Sick of that questionable behavior and frustrated that business partners and clients were excluded from those elitist clubs, three businessmen...
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~1940
2015
Aerial view of Brewery Creek in Hull around 1940
Aerial view of Brewery Creek in Hull around 2015.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA010002
We gave it a
-5
Decades of decay of the urban fabric which needs to be fixed.
Visitors's vote
-1.9
115 votes
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Gatineau mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin seems convinced that he will succeed in bringing life into the long-time ignored and decaying area around the Brewery Creek in Hull.The area is quite different when you compared both pictures which are separated by about 60 years.  Almost all the buildings on the East-side of...
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1928
2015
Former intersection of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue in Ottawa in 1928
Former intersection of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue in Ottawa en 2015
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA001373
We gave it a
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Succession of re-configurations of the area in which the final "product" lack interest.
Visitors's vote
-2.7
110 votes
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The North-East corner of the intersection of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue in Ottawa was quite different back in 1928 compared to the busy intersection we are used to nowadays. In the shadow of the Roxborough Apartments and the Woods Buildings, humble houses hosted a "druggist" and a corner store when...
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~1950
2014
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa around 1950
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2014
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA008171
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Urban renewal which turned out to be a tremendous failure.
Visitors's vote
-2.1
103 votes
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This aerial photo of Lowertown East demonstrates how much it has changed after the 1970 textbook urban renewal.St. Patrick Street which used to be a traditional main street with its stores and residences has been completely demolished and stripped from its built elements which consequently had it lost its main purpose.  It...
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