Russell House

~1910
2014
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1910
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 2014
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-5
The dynamic in the core would have been totally different if Elgin would have not been widened.
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104 votes
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This aerial view reveals that the northern section of Elgin Street has drastically changed over the years.  Essentially, all the buildings located on the East side of Elgin Street have been demolished to make room for the NAC and the War Memorial.  We believe that the dynamic of downtown Ottawa...
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~1910
2014
Sparks Street with its people, streetcars and the Russell House
Sparks Street empty.
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-5
Sparks Street is light-years away from what it used to be.
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-3.9
104 votes
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The departed on that photo:The Russell HouseThe block just north of the Russell HouseStreetcarsPeople....
1900
2013
South-East corner sparks et Elgin
South-East corner sparks et Elgin
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-5
Sparks was shortened. Emptiness replaced an hotel, restaurants, shops and theaters.
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43 votes
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~1900
2013
Wellington Street and Elgin Street from the Peace Tower in 1900
War Memorial from the Peace Tower
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Several buildings on the archive picture no longer exist: the Russell House, the City Hall, the Knox Church and the post office....
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