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…

Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood

Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood

In 1981 Charlotte Gobeil got a rare look inside the Monastère du Précieux Sang then located at 774 Echo Drive in Ottawa South. Her visit with a documentary crew to the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood captures a fascinating glimpse of these cloistered nuns. Ms. Gobeil was welcomed by this contemplative order to witness the women’s daily life of devotion.

A Fantastic Footbridge Finally!

A Fantastic Footbridge Finally!

In 1907, one of the arguments to convince residents of the Village of Ottawa East to vote favourably on amalgamation into the City of Ottawa was that was the city would use its influence with the Dominion Government to secure a bridge over the Rideau Canal at Mutchmor Street (Fifth Avenue) connecting to Clegg Street. Only a few years later we have implementation of this capital idea!

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