Centretown

~1940
2014
Wellington Street in Ottawa with the former American Embassy and Rideau Club
Wellington Street in Ottawa with way less trees
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We gave it a
-4
Trees on Wellington have been removed. Nothing replaced the Rideau Club.
Visitors's vote
-3.6
74 votes
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Wellington Street would have been much more engaging if they would have not decided to widen it and consequently remove the trees of both sides of the street.  ...
1910
2014
Roxborough Appartments on Laurier in 1939
Conferation Park in Ottawa in 2014
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The Way We Were
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We gave it a
-5
The Roxborough Apartments were the most luxurious in Ottawa. Emptiness now stands were they were.
Visitors's vote
-3.2
88 votes
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The Roxborough Apartments were "the" place to live in Ottawa in 1910.  Its 82 units were renting between 35 and 40$ a month, complete maid service included.Mackenzie King, Lous St.Laurent and General Georges Vanier all lived at the Roxborough at one time or another. The NCC expropriated the building since they...
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~1920
2014
Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1920 with City Hall and Knox Church
Elgin Street in Ottawa in 2014
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We gave it a
-5
The north end of Elgin Street is now a urban thoroughfare.
Visitors's vote
-4.2
80 votes
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All the buildings on the photo disapeared:City HallKnox ChurchGrand Union Hotel...
~1912
2014
Ross building at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Street in Ottawa around 1912
Building at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Street in Ottawa in 2014
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We gave it a
+1
We prefer the Ross building better, but at least they kept the stores at ground level.
Visitors's vote
-3.0
79 votes
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The Ross Building was construted around 1892 after that Crawford Ross bought the pre-existing  building at the same location.  The initial vocation of the Ross Building was a department store, but in 1912, the whole building was turned into an office building.The Ross Building kept its vocation for fifty years...
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