War Memorial

~1910
2014
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1910
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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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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-1.0
100 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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~1938
2014
Back of the former post office on Wellington Street in Ottawa
War Memorial on Wellington Street in Ottawa
Title: Post Office, Ottawa, Ont. Reference number: 3319299
We gave it a
-5
A neo-classical building sacrified for a emtpy symbolic place.
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-2.2
93 votes
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The Post Office was the last obstacle to the ambitions of the Prime Minister Mackenzie-King to erect a War Memorial in order to honnor the people who serviced for World War I.He hired our good friend Jacques Gréber to "prove himself" and find the perfect spot for such a memorial....
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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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-3
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25 votes
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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....
~1920
2013
Spakrs Street and Elgin Street in 1920
Sparks Street and Elgin in 2013.
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This intersection of Sparks and Elgin has been drastically modified with the construction of the War Memorial.  The east part of Sparks was removed as well as all the buildings standing on that portion of the street.  On this picture, we can see the Dominion Express Co. and the McLaurin &...
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