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1938
2014
the 96 to 102 Wellington Street in Ottawa before the American Ambassy was built
the 96 to 102 Wellington Street in Ottawa after the American Ambassy moved.
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Abandonned buildings and parking lots have now replaced an once upon a time prestigious block.
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-4.2
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Those two buildings, right in front of Parliament, was part of the Banker's Row.  The arrival of the American Embassy deeply changed this once prestigious block.  The ambassy has been relocated since more than 10 years and yet, those prime parcels are still sitting empty....
1938
2014
South-East corner of Wellington Street and O'Connor Street downtown Ottawa
South-East corner of Wellington Street and O'Connor Street downtown Ottawa
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A single building of that prestigious section of Wellington Street has been saved.
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92 votes
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The block formed by Metcalfe Street, Wellington Street and O'Connor Street was known as the Bankers' Row because of the several banks present on that block, right in front of the Parliament.  The corner of Wellington Street and O'Connor, on the current photo, was the west end of that prestigious...
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~1910
2014
Metcalfe Street in Ottawa around 1910 with the former YMCA and the public library
Metcalfe Street in Ottawa in 2014 with the Indigo Hotel and the public library
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Library with neo-classical architecture replaced by another one more along the lines of brutalism.
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-4.2
124 votes
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The public library is still where it used to be, but its envelop drastically changed from what it used to be.The former YMCA, on the left-hand side, has been converted into an hotel....
~1920
2014
Elgin Street with the former City hall and Grand Union Hôtel
Elgin Street with the NAC
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The north end of Elgin Street is now a urban thoroughfare.
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Elgin Street got somewhat less friendly over the years....
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