Lowertown East

1968
2015
Former segment of Saint-Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
East-end of Saint-Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2015
We gave it a
-5
Former Main Street which became soulless.
Visitors's vote
-1.3
88 votes
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This post is the first of a long series about Lowertown East in Ottawa. The CHMC released a large collection of photos taken in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s where they documented how Canadians lived in large urban centers.  The collection from Lowertown East is eloquent.The archive photo...
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~1950
2014
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa around 1950
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2014
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA008171
We gave it a
-5
Urban renewal which turned out to be a tremendous failure.
Visitors's vote
-2.1
103 votes
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This aerial photo of Lowertown East demonstrates how much it has changed after the 1970 textbook urban renewal.St. Patrick Street which used to be a traditional main street with its stores and residences has been completely demolished and stripped from its built elements which consequently had it lost its main purpose.  It...
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1928
2014
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1928
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Massive Expropriations. Massive urban renewal plan. Tremendous failure.
Visitors's vote
-0.4
97 votes
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In hindsight, the mistakes from past decisions become dead obvious. With the Ottawa Past & Present project, through several hundred comparisons, we try to demonstrate that past decisions do not guarantee future success. On that front, Lowertown East is particularly striking and anyone wandering or living in this area of...
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~1950
2013
Hydro-Ottawa Station on King-Edward in 1950
Hydro-Ottawa Station on King-Edward in 2013
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We gave it a
-3
A highway cuts through the Byward Market and has replaced the linear park on King-Edward.
Visitors's vote
-2.5
42 votes
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The Hydro-Ottawa Station on King-Edward was designed by the architect W.C. Beattie in the 1920s.  Despite the drastic changes that King-Edward went through, from an treed neighbourhood street to a highway style boulevard, the Hydro-Ottawa station remained almost exactly the same: only the main front door arc was removed.The front...
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