This 1937-39 photo series featuring Ottawa intersections was shot by the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau (CGMPB) on behalf of the Department of Public Works, which was assembling the compilation for Jacques Gréber, author of the infamous Gréber Plan that reshaped Ottawa.
Capital History Ottawa #colourized
October’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Ashley Newall to support his sharing of colourized historical photos of Ottawa.
If you’re interested in Nicholas Sparks’ house, Apartment613 has you covered: this is the second piece on the topic to appear on the blog, the main differences this time around being colourized photos and a quirkier approach. Enjoy!
As the pluralized name suggests, they were indeed a chain, with a second location at 209 Bank Street, right on the northeast corner of Nepean Street. Premier Hats was founded in 1912 by the delightfully named Samuel Gluck, his first store opening on an opposite corner of Bank and Nepean.
Ashley Newall’s “Capital History Ottawa” (#colourized) has been chronicling past scenes in the city through his newly colourized photos and accompanying factoids. The project’s home is on Twitter, but once a month, a more in-depth piece delving into the stories behind the pics will be published here on Apt613.