The Chateau Laurier Imagined

The Chateau Laurier Imagined

Now that we’ve looked at Union Station, let’s turn our attention to the Chateau Laurier across the street. Here we have another one of those pictures of how things would look when they were finished in 1912, but drawn some years earlier. Like the other...
Entrance to the Chateau Laurier

Entrance to the Chateau Laurier

A doorman awaits the arrival of guests under the portico of the Chateau Laurier in a postcard dated to 1914, the end of what is often called the Long Nineteenth Century brought out by World War One. I really like this picture. The composition is so dramatic. It’s one...
The Lost Triangle

The Lost Triangle

We’re on the last day of our tour of the Plaza in downtown Ottawa. We’ll end with two postcards, one now and one later, that show how the Plaza looked when what we’ve been calling the “Plaza Project” was finished. I’m not sure where the photographer who took the...
A Final Look

A Final Look

Here we are at the last stop on our postcard tour of what we’ve been calling the Plaza, and which people of Ottawa called Connaught Plaza, Connaught Place, or even Connaught Place Plaza after it was finished in 1913.  I like this particular image. It’s accurate in the...