Elgin Street

1910
2015
Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA001372
We gave it a
-5
Under-utilized park. Massive destruction. Car priorisation.
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-3.3
80 votes
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The archival photo was taken before the North end of Elgin Street got widened.  It shows that back in the day, Elgin Street used to be that traditional main street with its numerous shops.Pay attention to the street car rails on the picture when Elgin Street was services by street...
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~1900
2015
Elgin Street Public School around 1900
Elgin Street Public School in 2015
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA001480
We gave it a
-3
Imposing building replaced by generic one.
Visitors's vote
-4.3
97 votes
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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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We gave it a
-3
A friendlier Elgin Street is depicted in the 1910 photo.
Visitors's vote
+0.3
83 votes
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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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We gave it a
-5
Much wider Elgin Street and lost of several heritage buildings.
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68 votes
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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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