Publications: Exploring the Built Heritage of Old Ottawa South

Publications: Exploring the Built Heritage of Old Ottawa South

The Ottawa South History Project is pleased to announce the publication of Exploring the Built Heritage of Ottawa South. Published in partnership with Heritage Ottawa, the book encompasses an overview of the history of Old Ottawa South and presents the designated heritage properties in the neighbourhood, along with the property profiles and streetscapes developed in the summer of 2009. Online sales are available through Heritage Ottawa. The book is also available in selected local bookstores such as Octopus…

Story’s Story

Story’s Story

The stately house at 698 Echo Drive has a very significant history that relates to both the City of Ottawa and the Old Ottawa South neighbourhood. For most of the 20th century, it was associated with the owners of the Story Lumber Company, the Doran Construction Company and the Coulter Pharmacies Company. In the 19th century, George Hay, a Sparks Street hardware store owner who eventually became the President of the Bank of Ottawa,…

720 Echo Drive – The Enduring Stones of Time

720 Echo Drive – The Enduring Stones of Time

A recent Home for the Holidays house tour highlighted, amongst others, a beautiful nearly century-old house with river stone walls at 720 Echo Drive. The lot upon which this house is build was originally part of an estate owned by George Hay, a successful 19th century hardware store owner who later became president of the Bank of Ottawa. His house, a designated heritage building from the 19th century, still stands at 700 Echo Drive.

Gorman House Euclid Avenue

Gorman House Euclid Avenue

This month’s contribution to the Ottawa South History Project comes from one of our Heritage Survey 2009 summer students, Abraham Plunkett-Latimer, an M.A. student in the Department of History, Carleton University. This article will be part of the Heritage Survey 2009 report to be presented to the Old Ottawa South community later this fall. Property Address: 38 Euclid Avenue (Subdivision plan #158, Lot 6, south side of Euclid Avenue)

Heritage Trees

Heritage Trees

Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys / Library and Archives Canada / PA-023249 Can a tree be designated heritage? Read about Ontario’s program for recognition of trees —are there significant specimens in our neighbourhood? If a tree falls at Brighton beach, will anybody hear? (apologies to Bruce Cockburn)

City of Ottawa Funds Heritage Survey in Old Ottawa South

The Ottawa South History Project received some fantastic news in early March 2009: the City of Ottawa is awarding $6,000 toward our Heritage Survey project allowing us to hire a student this summer to conduct the detailed research and field work from May through August 2009. Now we need residents of Old Ottawa South to step forward as volunteers to assist with project activities, or as donors to help complete the fundraising. What is…

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