Elgin Street

~1910
2012
Elgin Street at the corner of Queen.
Elgin Street at the corner of Queen.
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We gave it a
-4
Increase in car traffic. Heritage demolition.
Visitors's vote
-2.8
38 votes
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The whole block east of Elgin Street has been demolished in the late 30's to make room for the wider street that we all know nowadays.  The NAC and the First World war Memorial succeeded the post office and the Russell House, a prestigious hotel in Ottawa.The building that is...
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1939
2012
Roxborough Apartments on Elgin in 1939
Lord Elgin Hotel on Elgin Street in 2012
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We gave it a
-5
Heritage building destroyed. Sterile green space.
Visitors's vote
-1.5
61 votes
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This picture was taken in 1939 just after Elgin Street was widened. Roxborough apartments (as well as many other buildings) were demolished to make room for the Confederation Park as proposed in the Greber Plan. To the far left, the First Baptist Church is hardly visible, while the Lord Elgin...
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1901
2011
Elgin Street in 1901 looking south
Elgin Street looking South in 2012
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We gave it a
-4
Lost of density. Open space with no real destination per say.
Visitors's vote
-2.9
60 votes
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