Roxborough Apartments

~1960
2013
Elgin Street at Nepean Street around 1960
Elgin Street at Nepean Street in 2013
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More usage. Sterile buildings with no real street interaction.
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Before the Ontario Courthouse was built at the corner of Elgin Street and Nepean Street, buildings from the WWII were temporarily erected at the same location.Despite not having the exact date when the archival photo was shot, it had to be before 1965 since the Canadian flag with the Union...
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~1910
2013
Topley Collection.  View of Wellington Street from The Peace Tower
View of Wellington Street from The Peace Tower
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Serveral buildings on that picture have been demolished, especially the ones on Wellington notably the Rideau Club and most banks from the Bankers' Row.The trees on the north side of Wellington are also long gone.One can see the Roxborough Apartments on the left on Laurier Street....
1938
2013
Knox Church on Elgin in 1938
Knox Church on Elgin in 1938
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Elgin Street stops being a traditional main street at Lisgar Street where it swells up from 2 lanes to 6 lanes.  The archival photo clearly shows the unbroken line of trees that previously rand the length of  Elgin Street north of Lisgar Street.Elgin Street also had a streetcar line as...
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1938
2013
Elgin Street at Lisgar looking north in Ottawa in 1938
Elgin Street at Lisgar looking north in Ottawa in 2013
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The streetscape of Elgin street was substanTially altered in the 70 years that separate the two photos.  The only 2 buildings that remained on Elgin are the Normal School and the First Baptist Church.  The Bell Place and other modern buildings took over the Victorian houses and low-rIse apartment buildings.One...
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