When I was a kid, I never did get to go on that school trip to Upper Canada Village. It became became one of those classic “lost-in-plain-sight” sort of places for me. I’ve known about it for years and always thought I should visit, but just never...
Before we had government there were trees and Ottawa was all about the lumber. Timber literally poured down the Ottawa River. Mills located near the Chaudiere Falls cut millions of board feet every, beginning around 1854, but most years from 1806 to 1908, timber also...
Sunday Outing: An often forgotten place that’s nice to visit is the Rockeries, located in Rockcliffe at the end of Acacia Street. It’s a pretty spot that contains bits a pieces of old Ottawa buildings, including the original Carnegie Library. You can also...
Thomas McKay is one of those truly impressive figures from the early history of Ottawa. After immigrating from Scotland, he first made his name (and a fortune) in the region by building the eight locks at the north end of the Rideau Canal, down to the Ottawa River....
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Oh yes, they don’t build them like they used to 😂🙄. I make a living bringing houses like these up to today’s structural standards, never mind the fact a 4x8 sheet good far exceeds 1x plank sheathing in terms of shear value!
They had a basement, large bedrooms and living areas and a decent sized garden.
Most of these houses are still there and lived in by families who appreciate good construction work. They are a reminder of times past.
They have certainly stood the test of time!
My aunt and uncle lived in one on Carling .
Coming home from war they were offered a home or education.
We lived in Carleton Heights which was another Welcome Home Veterans project. A lot of the streets were named after famous Second World War battles. Normandy Crescent was the Main Street in the area.
There was and is a whole mess of these in Aylmer as well.
This area of Ottawa has always reminded me of Deep River.
Some are still there. Pass them every day on the way to work
They're all over the place Aylmer and Hull Rockliffe Base I don't think Aspenite was around then.
That neighbourhood is close to original today.
Many cities have housing built on this model for returning soldiers.
I lived on Harold Place
They should consider building homes like these were built.
Doreen C. West
Lived on Anna from 1949 - 1970. Then on General from 74 to 84.