50 Years | 50 Stories

Ontario 150

In celebration of our 50th anniversary in 2017, Heritage Ottawa released our popular online series entitled 50 Years | 50 Stories.

This valuable online resource shares the illustrated stories of 50 buildings that Heritage Ottawa helped to save and preserve over the course of our first 50 years of advocating for our city's heritage structures.  Read about the architectural and historical significance of these 50 important places, what threats they faced, and the people who mobito save them.  A few of the stories are about buildings lost along the way—making our appreciation for the successes even greater.  Many thanks to Heritage Ottawa member and architectural historian Ken Elder for the considerable hours of research he devoted to this project.

All 50 stories are also published in French. Vous pouvez les lire ici.

Heritage Ottawa gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario150 for this project.

 

  • 40. Nicholas-Waller-Laurier Triangle

    Bounded by Nicholas and Waller streets and Laurier Avenue East, the triangular parcel of land known as the Nicholas-Waller-Laurier Triangle was considered a gateway into…

  • 39. The Daly Building

    The Daly Building, as it is best known, was located on the north side of Rideau Street between Mackenzie Avenue and Sussex Drive. The original four storey department store was built…

  • 38. St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church

    The first church built to serve Catholic families in the former township of March was a modest cedar log chapel, erected in 1836 on the John Lahey farm bordering March Road. By 1884…

  • 37. Double House at 171 - 173 Bolton Street

    Located in the north-west section of Lowertown between Dalhousie and Cumberland streets, the double-house at 171-173 Bolton Street was built prior to 1861 when Lowertown was a predominatly working class…

  • 36. The Woolworth and Kresge Buildings

    In December 1928, the S.S. Kresge Co. of New York purchased the buildings from 172 to 182 Sparks Street from Famous Players Canadian Corporation, whose plan to build a movie theatre had failed…

  • 35. Robert Nicholas Slater House

    Located adjacent to Christ Church Cathedral, the Robert Nicholas Slater House was among the eight buildings that formed the Cathedral Hill Heritage Conservation District when it was created in 1989…

  • Heritage Ottawa 50 Years | 50 Stories - E.B. Eddy Digester Tower

    34. E.B. Eddy Digester Tower

    The E.B. Eddy Digester Tower is a prominent reminder of the Ottawa Valley's early industrial roots.  Ezra Butler Eddy (1827-1906), incorporated the E.B. Eddy Manufacturing Company in Hull…

  • Heritage Ottawa 50 Years | 50 Stories - Garden of the Provinces

    33. Garden of the Provinces and Territories

    The Garden of the Provinces and Territories is one of Canada’s foremost Modernist landscapes. Proposed in the Gréber Plan of 1950 and designed in 1960 by landscape architect Donald W. Graham…

  • Heritage Ottawa 50 Years | 50 Stories - Guigues School | École Guigues

    32. Guigues School | Centre de services Guigues

    Named for Monsignor Joseph-Eugène-Bruno Guigues, Ottawa’s first Roman Catholic bishop, Guigues School was built in 1904 to accommodate 100 boys. The building was designed by…

  • 31. Archbishop's Palace

    The Archbishop’s Palace (known as the Bishop’s Palace until 1886) was built between 1849 and 1850 during the same period as Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica and the College of Bytown on Sussex …
     

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