Château Laurier

1938
2013
Rideau Street with the Daly Building and the Corry Block
Rideau Street in 2013 without the Daly Building and the Corry Block
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The block on the left-hand side has been demolished to increase traffic flow. Daly Block demolished
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Everybody knows the Daly building on the right-hand side of the photo. The Corry Block where the sign "Banque Canadienne Nationale" is on the left-hand side.  The NCC decided to tear down both buildings, and many others, to increase car flow into the area.  They had the clever idea of creating...
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1938
2013
Rideau Canal with its rail roads
Rideau Canal with the Defense department
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This is what happens when brutalism meets with urban renewal....
1938
2013
Daly building and Château Laurier in 1938
Mackenzie Avenue and Rideau Street in 2013
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The Daly Building was erected in 1905, before the Château Laurier which construction began in 1910.  The Daly Building was the first department store of Ottawa.  In 1915, it was bought by the federal government and turned into office space in 1921.  After decades of negligence by the owner, the...
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~1940
2013
Rideau Canal
Rideau Canal and Chateau Laurier
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Attic Postcards
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Even in 1940, car was king in that area. Nothing was improved over the years.
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