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~1945
2015
Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1945
Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa in 2015
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Much wider Elgin Street and lost of several heritage buildings.
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80 votes
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This photo shows how snow removal was done in the streets of Ottawa around 1945.The landscape around Elgin Street was then quite different and the only still standing building in both photo is the Lord Elgin Hotel (1941).  The Laurentian Club, the Grand Union Hotel and the Aylmer Apartments (on...
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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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Heritage building demolished. Bungalows took over.
Visitors's vote
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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...
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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
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108 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
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Decades of decay of the urban fabric which needs to be fixed.
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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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