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…

Our Part in Preserving an Historic Neighbourhood:  Construction Begins at the Tennis Club

Our Part in Preserving an Historic Neighbourhood: Construction Begins at the Tennis Club

Ten years in the planning, the restoration and renewal of the clubhouse of the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) is finally about to happen. With construction being launched at the beginning of September 2021, the first phase of an ambitious restoration plan is now underway. Nine months from now, in April 2022, the first part of a dream will have become reality.

A Meditation on Ottawa South

Snowbanks left and right tower above me as I trudge up the sidewalk, from the houses across the street of Harold who goes to private school and Bobby who goes to Catholic school, past the house of Janice who goes to my school, and up the endless hill where a temple awaits. Not St. Margaret Mary Church to my right (where the meaningful temple is actually the toboggan hill behind the church) but the…

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.

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