Post office

1938
2013
Former Post Office on Sparks Street
Urban boulevard with Wellington
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Visitors's vote
-3.7
33 votes
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1938
2013
Post office where the War Memorial is
War Mémorial.
Title: Post Office, Ottawa, Ont. Reference number: 3319277
We gave it a
-5
A neo-classical building sacrified for a Prime Minister's obsession.
Visitors's vote
-3.6
72 votes
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The former post office did not survived the obsession of Mackenzie-King to build the War Memorial on the Hill, at the end of Elgin Street. Mr. Gréber who was serving his first mandate in Ottawa in urban planning, preferred Major Hill Park to put the War Memorial.  Despite the Mackenzie-King's...
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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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We gave it a
-5
The block on the left-hand side has been demolished to increase traffic flow. Daly Block demolished
Visitors's vote
-2.6
57 votes
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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
2012
Elgin street in 1938
Elgin Street at Albert Street
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Heritage demolition. Elgin Street is way to wide nowadays.
Visitors's vote
-3.4
73 votes
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A much more friendly Elgin Street is depicted on the 1938 photo when it only had one lane in each direction.  The park that was located in front of the Grand Union Hotel was the consequences of the fire which detroyed the former City Hall located on Elgin Street between...
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