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Welcome to the Home of the Ottawa South History Project

We are a group of local amateur historians whose interest is to research, document, and present facts and information about the history of Old Ottawa South in a fun and informative way.

To find out more about our activities, read this overview article.

What is a Craftsman-style home?

Also known as the Arts and Crafts style of house architecture. And it seems we may have a few of them in OOS.

For a definition, we may defer to the experts:

And check out the reference (with lots of great examples) to both building styles and terms at


Rideauville Residence

The photographer Henry Joseph Woodside lived in the part of Ottawa previously known as Rideauville. His extensive photo collection can be found at the Library and Archives Canada and includes many taken around the neighbourhood such as his house at 63 Aylmer Avenue.

63 Aylmer Avenue in 1910

Credit: Henry Joseph Woodside/Library and Archives Canada/PA-016628