Younghusband House on Grove Avenue: Then & Now

Younghusband House on Grove Avenue: Then & Now

This stately house by builder David Younghusband was up for sale almost a hundred years ago. Thanks to Bob Simpson for finding this ad from the Ottawa Citizen March 19, 1927. David Younghusband was a residential architect and building contractor who build many houses in central Ottawa, often of red or yellow brick in the Arts & Craft style with a four-square design around a central hall. Description from the 1927 ad : This…

Heritage Designation for Southminster

Heritage Designation for Southminster

On January 24, 2024, Ottawa City Council approved the heritage designation of Southminster United Church at 1040 Bank Street. More designations will come forward this year due to changes to the Ontario Heritage Act. Staff have been identifying properties across all wards that are strong candidates for designation under Part IV of the Act. Those properties will then be prioritized based on risk, program diversification, geography and architectural significance. Read the report outlining the…

Heritage Designation: 692 Echo Drive

Heritage Designation: 692 Echo Drive

On November 22, 2023, City Council issued a notice of intention to designate 692 Echo Drive under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act*. According to the Statement of Cultural Heritage Value the following aspects of the property were considered. Constructed in 1913, the building at 692 Echo Drive is a representative example of Edwardian Classicism, which was popular in Canada between 1900 and 1930. The architectural features of the building which are characteristic…

Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club

Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club

Extract from the City of Ottawa Heritage Evaluation Form report to the Built Heritage Committee December 10, 2019 The Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) and its grounds are rich in history.  The clubhouse reflects early 20th century middle-class life in Ottawa and is associated with individuals and an organization who are notable in Ottawa’s past. As an integral feature along the shore of the Rideau River, and part of the Old Ottawa…

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