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Lost Ottawa Home Edition ... featuring these houses described as being part of the "Veterans Housing Project (Wartime Housing) mid-construction, on Carling Avenue in Ottawa, 1945."
The picture his not the sharpest but it shows how solidly the homes were built. No chipboard walls there!
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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.
Krysta St Amand is one of these your former home?