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Building Findley Creek

Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton

The Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton was largely built between 1985-89.  It resides at 4835 Bank Street near Findley Creek.  The site was formerly a corn field and was purchased in 1984 for the express purpose of being the future site of the temple. The structure itself is based on a hybrid traditional temple design […]

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Building Kanata

March House

At the corner of March and Klondike Roads in Kanata resides a one-and-a-half storey, rough cut stone and gable roofed structure.  According to a report prepared on September 16, 2003 to the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, Planning and Development Committee and Council, the property was originally built in the early 1850’s as a private […]

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Building Byward Market Lowertown

Rathier Building

Abraham Rathier built this stone 2 ½ storey building at 193-195 Cumberland Street at Bruyère, to house a grocery store on the lower level and residence above circa 1862.  Although many residents of Lowertown during this period were in the stone cutting profession, this building is one of the few stone buildings built in Lowertown […]

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Building Kitchissippi Westboro

Aylen-Henry House

The Aylen-Henry House is one of Ottawa’s oldest buildings residing at 150 Richmond Road in the Westboro area. Constructed of stone (the tin roof was added later on), this substantial home-stay housed Irish labourers that worked for Peter Aylen. The property’s history and occupants are the subject of a variety of stories about the roughness […]

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Building Byward Market

Clegg-Feller Building

This building is situated in a prominent location at the corner of Rideau and Dalhousie Streets. If you’ve ever taken the bus along Rideau Street or visited the Byward market, it’s more than likely that you’ve seen this building several times. You may have also wondered why it’s still there, until you see the heritage […]

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Building Old Ottawa South

Graham Fire Station No. 10

Driving along Sunnyside Avenue in Old Ottawa South, one could easily miss this beautiful gabled and buttressed structure nestled on the corner of Fairbairn Street across from Saint Margaret Mary Parish. This stucco, brick and stone bungalow once had a red tiled roof and depending on which resource you consult, has been described as either […]

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Building Civic Hospital – Central Park

Dominion Observatory

Located at the north east corner of the Central Experimental Farm, the back and side of the Dominion Observatory are somewhat visible from Carling Avenue. On a daily basis thousands of commuters pass by this building likely giving it little thought, but up close it’s pretty impressive. Designed by David Ewart in 1902, the building […]

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Building Woodroffe – Lincoln Heights

The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa

If you’ve ever travelled west to Woodroffe Avenue along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway chances are you are familiar with the sharp spire that peers out just above the treeline before the turnoff. I generally use this structure as a marker to remind myself that the Woodroffe Avenue exit is nearing. I have always […]