Laurier Street

~1970
2016
Former Nicholas Street in Ottawa
Nicholas Street in Ottawa
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-5
Regression in the urban fabric. Increase in car traffic.
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24 votes
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This comparison, and the many that will follow, gives an idea of what Nicholas Street used to be compared to the long 417 Queensway off ramp and onramp that it is now. As the archival photo shows, the modest Nicholas Street had some flaws; it had several parking lots...
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1910
2014
Roxborough Appartments on Laurier in 1939
Conferation Park in Ottawa in 2014
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The Way We Were
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We gave it a
-5
The Roxborough Apartments were the most luxurious in Ottawa. Emptiness now stands were they were.
Visitors's vote
-3.1
81 votes
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The Roxborough Apartments were "the" place to live in Ottawa in 1910.  Its 82 units were renting between 35 and 40$ a month, complete maid service included.Mackenzie King, Lous St.Laurent and General Georges Vanier all lived at the Roxborough at one time or another. The NCC expropriated the building since they...
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~1920
2014
Former YMCA Building at Metcalfe and Laurier Street
Indigo Hotel at Metcalfe and Laurier in Ottawa
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We gave it a
-1
The Masonic Temple was demolished. At least, they kept the YMCA building.
Visitors's vote
-0.8
66 votes
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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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We gave it a
-5
Destruction of Roxborough Apartmets. Car is king on Elgin now.
Visitors's vote
-3.8
55 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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