Centretown

1910
2014
Roxborough Appartments on Laurier in 1939
Conferation Park in Ottawa in 2014
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The Way We Were
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The Roxborough Apartments were the most luxurious in Ottawa. Emptiness now stands were they were.
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The Roxborough Apartments were "the" place to live in Ottawa in 1910.  Its 82 units were renting between 35 and 40$ a month, complete maid service included.Mackenzie King, Lous St.Laurent and General Georges Vanier all lived at the Roxborough at one time or another. The NCC expropriated the building since they...
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~1920
2014
Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1920 with City Hall and Knox Church
Elgin Street in Ottawa in 2014
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The north end of Elgin Street is now a urban thoroughfare.
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All the buildings on the photo disapeared:City HallKnox ChurchGrand Union Hotel...
~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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We prefer the Ross building better, but at least they kept the stores at ground level.
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86 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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Sparks Street is light-years away from what it used to be.
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The departed on that photo:The Russell HouseThe block just north of the Russell HouseStreetcarsPeople....
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