Category: Early Days

The early days of Magee House

By Dave Allston –  The old stone building on Wellington Street West known as “Magee House” has been in the news since its owner announced plans to pursue the construction of luxury apartments around this grand old structure. This heritage property dates back 140 years but is now […]

The Heney home, circa 1920. Photo courtesy of Library Archives Canada/PA-34417.

A forgotten home and a forgotten name

By Dave Allston –  The Canadian Bank Note Company on Richmond Road at Kirkwood is a familiar building to most in Ottawa. A holdover from the industrial days of this section of Richmond Road (which also once included R. L. Crain printers, a Pepsi plant, and General Electric), […]

The tale of “Westboro Manor”

By Dave Allston –  One of Westboro’s most impressive structures is located at 330 Churchill Avenue, just south of Scott Street. It’s one of the neighbourhood’s most noticeable buildings, an obvious landmark to the earliest days of Westboro. In fact, it even predates Westboro, when the area was […]