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Bank of Ottawa on Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, ca. 1911 Source: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=3319152

Bank of Ottawa on Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, ca. 1911 Source: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=3319152

The Roxborough Apartments in Ottawa opened in 1910 (on Laurier St.) and were considered prestigious, offering a view of the Rideau Canal. Mackenzie King lived there from shortly after they opened, until 1923. His mother stayed with him at the Roxborough during most of the last year of her life and it was there that she died.

The Roxborough Apartments in Ottawa opened in 1910 (on Laurier St.) and were considered prestigious, offering a view of the Rideau Canal. Mackenzie King lived there from shortly after they opened, until 1923. His mother stayed with him at the Roxborough during most of the last year of her life and it was there that she died.

The closing of Ottawa's central train station was a blunder that was to have far-reaching consequences. Description from nccwatch.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The closing of Ottawa's central train station was a blunder that was to have far-reaching consequences. Description from nccwatch.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

American Embassy (mid 70's) facing the Parliament Buildings on Wellington Street in Ottawa

American Embassy (mid facing the Parliament Buildings on Wellington Street in Ottawa

Postcard from Ottawa, looking east down Rideau in the early 50s.   Interesting bus in front of the Chateau Laurier .... and not much skyline in that direction.

Postcard from Ottawa, looking east down Rideau in the early Interesting bus in front of the Chateau Laurier . and not much skyline in that direction.

The old Freiman's store on Rideau Street

The old Freiman's store on Rideau Street

The Anti-Tuberculosis Hospital of the Royal Ottawa Sanatorium, Ottawa, Ontario  Source: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=3319441&rec_nbr_list=105473,7878,3394423,3642962,3358807,3358787,3261710,3623021,3365411,3358798,3358797,3

The Anti-Tuberculosis Hospital of the Royal Ottawa Sanatorium, Ottawa, Ontario Source: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=3319441&rec_nbr_list=105473,7878,3394423,3642962,3358807,3358787,3261710,3623021,3365411,3358798,3358797,3

Coca-Cola first came to Ottawa in 1912 and built its first bottling plant on Queen Street, west of Lyon. The building still stands - The Glue Pot Pub with a strip club upstairs.

Coca-Cola first came to Ottawa in 1912 and built its first bottling plant on Queen Street, west of Lyon. The building still stands - The Glue Pot Pub with a strip club upstairs.

Plant Bath named for a former Ottawa Mayor Frank Plant, it was opened in 1924.

Plant Bath named for a former Ottawa Mayor Frank Plant, it was opened in 1924

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Swedlove Furniture Store on Dalhousie and Rideau St. We bought our first kitchen set, living room set and bedroom set all for $500.00. It was a package deal "3 rooms furnished for $500.00"

Swedlove Furniture Store on Dalhousie and Rideau St. We bought our first…

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