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Streetscape Memory Bank: The lost neighbourhood of Uppertown, Pt. 4

Last time, we looked at the residential area of Uppertown’s Cliff and Vittoria Streets.  To refresh: in Ottawa, on February 27, 1912, the Federal Government expropriated all properties located in Uppertown, an area bounded by Bank, Wellington, and Bay Streets and the cliff along the Ottawa River.  On March 9, 1912, a notice of expropriation […]

Streetscape Memory Bank: Downtown bird’s eye view, 1938

Andrew Elliott is an archivist who by day works with the federal government and by night is a freelance historian who is interested in architectural heritage issues. Elliott has written for Blacklocks Reporter, the Glebe Report, and the Peterborough Examiner. He can be reached at This occasional column will take a look at Ottawa’s […]