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A Sunday drive waiting to happen ... in the form of an Ottawa cabbie waiting for a fare at the intersection of Sussex and George, circa 1900.
Looking at the state of the road, you might want to take that ride.
The building behind was home to the Geological Survey of Canada at the time. The photo says on it that the drinking fountain was a gift of Lady Aberdeen, but was it for people or horses?
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I worked on the top floor for a couple of years in the late 1980's. Beautiful building.
The cabmen’s shelter was donated by the Women’s Humane Society in 1893. (Thanks to Jaan Kolk for the Ottawa Journal clipping). www.newspapers.com/clip/7618383/cabmens-shelters-donated-by-womens/
The fountain was for horses, it's either the one currently at York/Sussex or similar.
We have a similar fountain here in Victoria, still on display though not in use and not at its original location at a busy intersection. It's designed to serve people, horses and dogs. There's a familiar drinking fountain to the side of a trough, and at ground level, a second smaller trough.
we had another picture George and Sussex few weeks ago