Sparks Street

~1912
2014
Ross building at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Street in Ottawa around 1912
Building at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Street in Ottawa in 2014
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+1
We prefer the Ross building better, but at least they kept the stores at ground level.
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74 votes
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The Ross Building was construted around 1892 after that Crawford Ross bought the pre-existing  building at the same location.  The initial vocation of the Ross Building was a department store, but in 1912, the whole building was turned into an office building.The Ross Building kept its vocation for fifty years...
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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
101 votes
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The departed on that photo:The Russell HouseThe block just north of the Russell HouseStreetcarsPeople....
~1900
2014
Ross Building at Metcalfe and Sparks in 1900
Bridgehead coffee at Metcalfe and Sparks in 2014 in Ottawa
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0
We prefer the Ross building better, but at least they kept the stores at ground level.
Visitors's vote
-3.2
79 votes
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~1900
2014
Sparks Street around 1900 when streetcars and people could be found.
Sparks Street in 2014.  Emtpy.
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Sparks Street is light-years away from what it used to be.
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-4.1
83 votes
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Sparks Street is clearly not where it was 100 years ago when several dozens of shops were opened.  Some of the buildings were saved, but the heritage lost, which eroded the specificity and the standing of Sparks Streets, are obvious in this comparison....
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