Submitted by twayne on Wed, 2013-01-23 10:31
Submitted by twayne on Wed, 2011-11-02 16:18
As the water is drained out of the Rideau canal the remains of the Dow's Lake Causeway becomes visible.
I'm not sure when the causeway was removed but the picture below is from the Report and Correspondence of the
Ottawa Improvement Commission (Ottawa, 1912).
A quick picture taken today.
Cropped map of Ottawa from 2nd Edition, 1915, Atlas of Canada
Submitted by twayne on Fri, 2011-03-04 11:45
Bell bragging about not having rich shareholders or paying out large dividends.
March 4 1929 Ottawa Citizen
Submitted by twayne on Wed, 2011-02-23 10:42
Poker on TV? Nothing new.
1927 Ottawa Citizen
Submitted by twayne on Mon, 2011-02-21 14:22
Another find from the Internet Archive
Table from The public schools of Ottawa (1918) found at http://www.archive.org/details/publicschoolsofo00markuoft
In 1918 First Avenue School had 645 students occupying 13 classrooms plus a kindergarten. Connaught School, new at the time, had 604 students in 13 classrooms plus a kindergarten. Mutchmor had 545 students in 11 classrooms plus a kindergarten for an average of almost 50 students per classroom.
Submitted by twayne on Fri, 2010-08-13 11:57
Image from Ottawa Archives Code: AN-039265-001
Title: Lord Alexander, 17th Governor General of Canada, and Lady Alexander arrive in Ottawa. Alexander visited Canada many times after the end of his term as Governor General.
Current image taken by me.
Submitted by twayne on Tue, 2010-08-10 14:27
Former American Legation. Former American Embassy. Former future portrait gallery.
Mash of City of Ottawa Archives image AN-SC-012603-001 (1959) and current image taken with iPhone.
Submitted by twayne on Tue, 2010-08-10 10:02
The older photograph is from the City Archives. Code: AN-NP-029851 CA-003021 Date: 1954-01-30
The current one was taken with my iPhone.
Submitted by twayne on Wed, 2010-05-05 10:47
First attempt at mash-up between image of the Glebe Collegiate from Ottawa : the capital city of the Dominion of Canada (1922) and an image taken a few weeks ago.
I think I'll take a few more pictures of Glebe Collegiate now, maybe with something more interesting in the foreground and try again.
Submitted by twayne on Thu, 2010-04-08 16:16
Lately I've been looking at old maps and landscape pictures. It is fun to try and compare the older images to the Ottawa around us. With buildings and other built heritage it is sometimes possible to find current pictures that line-up pretty well with the old images. See a bunch of previous posts for examples.
Trying to line up current maps with old maps is possible because many Ottawa streets remain the same over time. This of course only works in the oldest parts of the city. As you can see by this post, the Ottawa river shoreline has changed quite a bit over the last 150 years, especially around Chaudiere and Rideau Falls. Until recently I have been assuming that the Rideau Canal has been static since construction finished in 1832. Not so. There was a lay-by to allow large ships to turnaround and pass near where the NAC is now.
The image above is from The Hub and Spokes pg.37 (1904). The image caption reads "Ottawa in 1860, showing proposed buildings."
Image from Illustrated historical atlas of the county of Carleton (including city of Ottawa) Ont. (1879)
In the image above from the (1908 Atlas of Canada pg. 38) the eastern half of the lay-by has been filled. I think I will return to this map later as it shows the Dow's Lake Causeway, another landmark gone away.