Centretown

~1960
2013
Elgin Street at Nepean Street around 1960
Elgin Street at Nepean Street in 2013
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
+1
More usage. Sterile buildings with no real street interaction.
Visitors's vote
+1.2
60 votes
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Before the Ontario Courthouse was built at the corner of Elgin Street and Nepean Street, buildings from the WWII were temporarily erected at the same location.Despite not having the exact date when the archival photo was shot, it had to be before 1965 since the Canadian flag with the Union...
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~1900
2013
Former Public Library on Metcalfe in 1900
Current Public Library on Metcalfe in 2013
Title: Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa, Ontario. Reference number: 3319112
We gave it a
-5
Library with neo-classical architecture replaced by another one more along the lines of brutalism.
Visitors's vote
-4.5
52 votes
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~1915
2013
Corry Block next to the Union Station in Ottawa
Union Station in Ottawa in 2013
sources
Urbsite
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Corry Block was demolished to increase car traffic. Union Station moved to the suburbs.
Visitors's vote
-2.7
49 votes
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~1920
2014
Former YMCA Building at Metcalfe and Laurier Street
Indigo Hotel at Metcalfe and Laurier in Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-1
The Masonic Temple was demolished. At least, they kept the YMCA building.
Visitors's vote
-0.9
69 votes
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