This website created by Sarah Simpkin shows links to historical aerial photos cross-referenced to a current day map.
This story from the September 1994 OSCAR by David Bouse notes some of the similarities along the Rideau River over the many years of settlement in Ottawa South. An 1830 watercolour by artist James Pattison Cockburn inspires some comparisons.
Ever wanted to trace the background of a house or property? Or are you looking for historical maps or photos of a street or local area? The City of Ottawa Archives has a number of resources that can assist researchers who wish to learn more about the history of a particular property or neighbourhood.
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In 1827 the landscape began to change dramatically. British military engineers, led by Lt.-Col. John By, began construction of an alternate water route – the Rideau Canal – between Upper and Lower Canada, in case of invasion from the U.S. and…
Ever wanted to trace the background of your house or property? The City of Ottawa Archives has produced a detailed research guide on conducting research on the history of an Ottawa property.
If you’re looking to research your house, your family, your neighbourhood, or just explore local history, the City of Ottawa Archives is a great place to start your journey.
The first floor of Carleton’s MacOdrum Library is now home to a city-focused resource centre — the Ottawa Resource Room. The official grand opening, on February 4, 2016, was an opportunity for library staff to provide tours of the space and give an understanding of how it operates.
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…
Brewer Park and Carleton University are key landmarks for Old Ottawa South, but in the early 1900s they didn’t yet exist; the property was farm land, fallow and undeveloped or swamp. But starting in 1910 a group of land speculators led by two Ottawa lawyers bought up title to these properties and incorporated as the Ottawa South Property Company, with the intention of subdividing the land and selling building lots.
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