he Sandy Hill House of prominent Ottawa businessman Henry Newell Bate (1828-1917), known as Trennick House, and located at 216 Chapel, although I understand the grounds took up the whole block. Bate was known as the Grocer King, having a wholesale warehouse where the NAC is now, and three other commercial food outlets. He was also first Chairman of the Ottawa Improvement Commission, responsible for creating the Driveway system, among other things.
Ottawa from the Air, looking down on the Experimental Farm in 1949. Fiendish traffic circle to the lower right. Macoun Garden in the middle. The Macoun Garden was created in 1936 the site of the official residence of first Dominion Horticultrist William Tyrell Macoun. Macoun was an immensely respected botanist and breeder of flowers and especially apples. (Originally NFB 49098)
Postcard from Ottawa, featuring the boathouse of the Britannia Canoe Club at the end of the Britannia Pier. Many a dance was held in the boathouse, which people could easily reach by streetcar from the city. Literally cool in an era without air conditioning. I believe this structure was destroyed by fire in 1918, but someone might know for sure.
Harvey Street near Main in Ottawa East on December Although the street was then known as Fifth, those must be Mrs. Harvey's cows in the street! On the right are the tracks of the Canada Atlantic Railway . now the Queensway.