Much has been written about what became of H.F. Brading’s Victorian-era brewery come the 20th century, particularly regarding infamous Ottawa-born magnate E.P. Taylor, who parlayed it into a gigantic beer empire. Then there’s the small matter of the SECRET BEER TUNNEL under Lebreton Flats, built around 1945. I won’t be talking about any of that: This is the largely untold story of the man who started it all, Henry Fisher Brading (1836-1903), and his original Union Brewery.
Capital History Ottawa #colorized
Montreal’s William Notman took the first known photo series featuring Ottawa in 1859–60. After many years lying in obscurity, and with help from the Bytown and McCord Museums, Ashley Newall of Capital History Ottawa #colorized has dug them out for us to see.