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Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA001372
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-5
Under-utilized park. Massive destruction. Car priorisation.
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-3.0
97 votes
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The archival photo was taken before the North end of Elgin Street got widened.  It shows that back in the day, Elgin Street used to be that traditional main street with its numerous shops.Pay attention to the street car rails on the picture when Elgin Street was services by street...
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~1910
2015
Dey's areana on Laurier Avenue
Dey's areana on Laurier Avenue
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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-5
Laurier is a wider avenue and fewer interests.
Visitors's vote
-2.1
93 votes
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The landscape around Laurier Avenue in downtown Ottawa considerably changed since 100 years.The north side (right side) of Laurier Avenue (formely Maria Street) was demolished to make room for the Confederation Park.The only element still standing today is the First Baptist Church on the corner of Elgin Street.The building at...
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~1945
2015
Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1945
Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa in 2015
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Much wider Elgin Street and lost of several heritage buildings.
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-0.4
86 votes
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This photo shows how snow removal was done in the streets of Ottawa around 1945.The landscape around Elgin Street was then quite different and the only still standing building in both photo is the Lord Elgin Hotel (1941).  The Laurentian Club, the Grand Union Hotel and the Aylmer Apartments (on...
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~1920
2015
Laurentian Club at the corner of Elgin Street and Albert Street in Ottawa around 1920
Jim Flaherty Building at the corner of Elgin Street and Albert Street in Ottawa in 2015
Title: Untitled. Reference number: PA-042714
We gave it a
-5
Building with rich architectural detaisl replaced by one with "saveur du jour".
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112 votes
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Social class segregation was common in Ottawa at the turn of the previous century.  Entrance to gentlemen's club was only granted to those belonging to a certain class or profession.  Sick of that questionable behavior and frustrated that business partners and clients were excluded from those elitist clubs, three businessmen...
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