Rideau Club

1920
2014
Langevin Block and Rideau Club on Wellington
Langevin Block and Rideau Club on Wellington
Title: Langevin Block, Ottawa, Ont. Reference number: 3319263
We gave it a
-3
NCC could not think of anything better than a statue and tourism info centre.
Visitors's vote
-0.6
97 votes
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This archival photo shows the Langevin Block, the first federal building to be built outside the hill.  The building on the West side of the Langevin Block is the former Rideau Club which was demolished in 1979 after it had been damaged by a fire.  Forty years later, Public Works...
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~1940
2014
Wellington Street in Ottawa with the former American Embassy and Rideau Club
Wellington Street in Ottawa with way less trees
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-4
Trees on Wellington have been removed. Nothing replaced the Rideau Club.
Visitors's vote
-3.6
74 votes
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Wellington Street would have been much more engaging if they would have not decided to widen it and consequently remove the trees of both sides of the street.  ...
~1900
2013
Former block on Metcalfe street in Ottawa near the Parliament
Former block on Metcalfe street in Ottawa near the Parliament
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-4
NCC could not think of anything better than a statue and tourism info centre.
Visitors's vote
-2.5
71 votes
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12 Metcalfe Street used to host the Merchant Bank of Canada.  It was destroyed by a fire in 1979 which also took down the Rideau Club on the right-hand side of the archival photo.For the last 30 years, the NCC kept the lot empty and is trying to figure out...
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1917
2013
Metcalfe street at the corner of Queen street looking north
Metcalfe street at the corner of Queen street looking north
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-2
Windsor Hotel replaced with a steril building without street interaction.
Visitors's vote
-2.4
35 votes
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Most of the buildings on the archival photo have been torn down.  The Windsor Hotel was located on the North-East corner of Metcalfe and Queen. On the extreme left of the photo we can see the Methodist Church who burned down in the 60's.  The light building behind the remaining...
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