Elgin Street

~1931
2013
Knox Church on Elgin in 1938
Elgin street and Albert Street in Ottawa in 2013.
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-5
Heritage demolition. Elgin Street is way to wide nowadays.
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57 votes
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Knox Presbyterian Church, designed by Henry Langley Architect in 1874 stood at the corner of Elgin Street and Albert Street for about 50 years when the authorities decided to widen Elgin Street between Laurier Street and Wellington Street. The King and Queen of England inaugurated the “new” Elgin when...
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~1900
2013
Maria Street and Roxborough Apartments in Ottawa around 1900
Laurier Street and Confédération Parc in Ottawa in 2013
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City of Ottawa
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-5
Destruction of Roxborough Apartmets. Car is king on Elgin now.
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-3.9
62 votes
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This photo of Laurier Street, formerly Maria Street, shows on of the most luxurious apartment building never been built in Ottawa; the Roxborough Apartments. Maria Street had its worldly moments in the past as a series of trees separated both of its lanes. The area around the Roxborough Apartments was...
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~1910
2013
Slater Street at Elgin Street
Slater Street at Elgin Street
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Attic Postcards
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-4
Demolition of New-York style apartment buildings. Widening of Elgin Street.
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-3.6
68 votes
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The two towers that are shown on the postcard are the Wood Apartments which were located on Slater Street (unlike what is written on the postcard).In 1938, Elgin Street was widen which sacrificed the first row of buildings East of Elgin Street.  About twenty years later, the implementation of the...
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1938
2013
Former section of Albert Street East of Elgin Street
West wall of the NCA
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This section of Albert Street, East of Elgin Street, completely vanished when Albert Street and Slater Street were turned into one-way traffic thoroughfare.   The NAC, from which we see one of its walls on the photo, sits now on that area of Centretown. ...
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