Centretown

~1910
2015
Dey's areana on Laurier Avenue
Dey's areana on Laurier Avenue
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Laurier is a wider avenue and fewer interests.
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The landscape around Laurier Avenue in downtown Ottawa considerably changed since 100 years.The north side (right side) of Laurier Avenue (formely Maria Street) was demolished to make room for the Confederation Park.The only element still standing today is the First Baptist Church on the corner of Elgin Street.The building at...
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~1900
2015
Elgin Street Public School around 1900
Elgin Street Public School in 2015
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-3
Imposing building replaced by generic one.
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The Elgin Street Public School at the corner of Gilmour Street in Ottawa has considerably changed.On top of the main door, a sign said: 1840 Public School....
~1910
2015
Elgin Street around 1910 with the Parliament in background.
Elgin Street in 2015 with the Parliament in background.
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The Way We Were
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A friendlier Elgin Street is depicted in the 1910 photo.
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The last block of the northern section of Elgin Street between Sparks Street and Wellington Street is almost unrecognizable.   The only still standing building is the East Block since the Centre Block was at its first iteration before it was destroyed by the 1916 fire.  The Langevin Block at...
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~1945
2015
Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1945
Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa in 2015
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Much wider Elgin Street and lost of several heritage buildings.
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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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