Centretown

~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".
Visitors's vote
-1.8
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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1928
2015
Former intersection of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue in Ottawa in 1928
Former intersection of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue in Ottawa en 2015
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA001373
We gave it a
-5
Succession of re-configurations of the area in which the final "product" lack interest.
Visitors's vote
-2.7
131 votes
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The North-East corner of the intersection of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue in Ottawa was quite different back in 1928 compared to the busy intersection we are used to nowadays. In the shadow of the Roxborough Apartments and the Woods Buildings, humble houses hosted a "druggist" and a corner store when...
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1938
2013
Post office where the War Memorial is
War Mémorial.
Title: Post Office, Ottawa, Ont. Reference number: 3319277
We gave it a
-5
A neo-classical building sacrified for a Prime Minister's obsession.
Visitors's vote
-3.4
81 votes
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The former post office did not survived the obsession of Mackenzie-King to build the War Memorial on the Hill, at the end of Elgin Street. Mr. Gréber who was serving his first mandate in Ottawa in urban planning, preferred Major Hill Park to put the War Memorial.  Despite the Mackenzie-King's...
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~1927
2014
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 1920
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
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Numerous heritage buildings demolished when the Gréber plan was implemented.
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120 votes
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This aerial view of the downtown Ottawa shows how the land around the Rideau Canal has changed over the years.  The year at which the picture was taken can be estimated to 1927 from the existing buildings and landmarks; The Russell House burned down in 1928 and the Peace Tower...
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