Public Library

~1910
2014
Metcalfe Street in Ottawa around 1910 with the former YMCA and the public library
Metcalfe Street in Ottawa in 2014 with the Indigo Hotel and the public library
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We gave it a
-5
Library with neo-classical architecture replaced by another one more along the lines of brutalism.
Visitors's vote
-4.2
118 votes
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The public library is still where it used to be, but its envelop drastically changed from what it used to be.The former YMCA, on the left-hand side, has been converted into an hotel....
1938
2013
metcalfe street at Laurier avenue.
metcalfe street at Laurier avenue.
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We gave it a
-3
Heritage demolition. Public Library was a magnificent building.
Visitors's vote
-1.9
34 votes
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The streetscape at Metcalfe and Laurier has changed substantially: the only remaining building is the former YMCA, now the Indigo Hotel.  The South-West corner of the Laurier and Metcalfe intersection was occupied by an apartment building which are cruelly missing in the north-end of Centretown:  as long as the core...
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~1938
2013
Ottawa Public Library around 1939
Ottawa Public Library in 2013
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We gave it a
-4
Visitors's vote
-3.2
38 votes
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This photo offers an unusual view of the public library of Ottawa as the photographer was standing on Laurier Avenue and pointing his camera north towards the Parliament.   The back of the building is quite interesting with its several skinny windows that one could compare to the "meurtrière" of...
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~1900
2013
Public library of Ottawa around 1900
Public library of Ottawa in 2013
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We gave it a
-4
Library with neo-classical architecture replaced by another one more along the lines of brutalism.
Visitors's vote
-4.6
80 votes
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