Marion House

Marion House

Front (south) facade facing Sunnyside Avenue (Kathy Krywicki, 2010) 131 Sunnyside Avenue 1912 Residential View additional images of building. The two-story Marion House sits at the northwest corner of Sunnyside and Bristol. It was bordered from the north by a number of market gardens that were part of the original Williams farm before development took over the nearby area along Southern Drive and Avenue Road.

Poaps House – 66 Barton St

Poaps House – 66 Barton St

Property Title: 66 Barton Street Address: 66 Barton Street (Lot 2, West Side Barton Avenue) Introduction The home at 66 Barton Street is a large, two-story, brick, cross-gable home built in 1897 By Jacob Vincent Poaps, an aspiring Ottawa merchant. It remained in the Poaps family throughout almost the entire twentieth century until 1987.

Cuthbertson House – 706 Echo Dr

Cuthbertson House – 706 Echo Dr

Property Title: 706 Echo Drive Address: 706 Echo Drive (Lot 10 Echo Drive, part of lot K, concession C, Nepean Township) Introduction The house built on lot 10 on the subdivision of part of Lot K, concession C, Nepean Township is a large brick home with a two-story front bay window situated on a large lot with mature trees and a shed. It was built in 1912 at the request of the contractor James…

Sunnyside and Seneca Four Corners

Property Title: The Corner of Sunnyside Avenue and Seneca Street Address: 431, 435, 437 Sunnyside Avenue and 41, 43, and 44 Seneca Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Introduction The corner of Sunnyside Avenue and Seneca Street currently comprises four buildings which combine commercial and domestic spaces. In the early period of Old Ottawa South’s development (pre-1950) this corner had particular importance as one on which Ottawa’s streetcars turned. It has continuously included commercial spaces since 1907.

Evans House – 175 Belmont Ave

Property Title: 175 Belmont Avenue Address: 175 Belmont Avenue (Lot 17, north side of Belmont Avenue) Introduction The house located at 175 Belmont Avenue in Ottawa, Ontario was constructed in 1898 by Elizabeth Evans, a widow with several children the oldest of which, Grace Evans, was a co-owner. It is a large 2 ½ story brick-veneered frame house with a side hall plan, front-facing gable, and pitched roof. It functioned as a rental property…

Belmont Avenue South Side

Property Title: South Side Belmont Avenue Between Willard Street and Bellwood Street. Address: 170, 172, 174, 176, 178, 180, 182, 184, 190 Belmont Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. Introduction The block located between Willard and Bellwood Avenues in Old Ottawa South comprises a series of homes built between 1916 and 1930. All of the lots feature 1920s Prairie Style architecture, and are situated on intensely developed urban building lots. This street represents development in Old Ottawa…

Gorman House – 38 Euclid Ave

Gorman House – 38 Euclid Ave

Property Title: 38 Euclid Avenue Address: 38 Euclid Avenue (Lot 6, south side of Euclid Avenue) Introduction The house located at 38 Euclid Avenue was constructed in 1896-7 by Mary Gorman, a widow with six children. It is a modest, wood- framed and –clad house based on a side hall plan with a pitched roof and a front-facing gable end. The property remained in the ownership of Gorman’s descendents until 1971, serving as the…

Jarman House – 834 Colonel By Dr

Jarman House – 834 Colonel By Dr

Property Title: 834 Colonel By Drive Address: 834 Colonel By Drive (Plan 214 Lot 5 E Part lot 3.) Introduction The home located at 834 Colonel By Drive was built in 1908 by Frank Jarman, an art dealer.1 Beginning from the time of its construction, it has been home to many prominent residents of Old Ottawa South, including Frank Jarman, a framer and art dealer, an intellectual property lawyer, and John Gleeson a manufacturer….

Reflecting on Old Ottawa South’s Built Environment, Past and Present

Reflecting on Old Ottawa South’s Built Environment, Past and Present

Reflecting on Old Ottawa South’s Built Environment, Past and Present Mohammad al-Asad September 2008 Abstract: This essay provides both documentary information as well as reflections on the architectural and urban characteristics of Old Ottawa South. It addresses the neighborhood’s past evolution, present characteristics, as well as possible future trends. It discusses possible scenarios that allow for increased densification in Old Ottawa South while preserving, and even enhancing, the urban and architectural qualities that contribute…

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