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May 26, 2016: Previous Address; Images of old Mechanicsville (#3 in a series).

May 26, 2016: Previous Address;
Images of old Mechanicsville (#3 in a series).

By Maureen Cullingham.

Beginning in 1990, as a new resident of Mechanicsville, I began documenting the dwellings in my neighborhood. At that time, I took photos of every house and business and copied lists of the house occupants from City of Ottawa directories. Those lists begin in 1912, the first year Mechanicsville was included in the directory after being annexed in 1911.  The area is bounded by Scott Street to the north and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to the south, between Parkdale and Bayview.

The collection now includes at least four photos of each house or business between 1990 and 2015. The number of buildings existing now is between 200 and 300, depending on how stacked townhouses are counted. In addition, there are photos of about 40 dwellings (like this one) that have been torn down over 26 years.

The building now at this address can be seen online at http://newswest.org/easyread/archives/5211 .

small 1 and a half storey wood frame house with white siding.

1990’s view.

Photo Caption: Taken in 1990, this photo shows the building at 154 Forward Avenue, between Lyndale and Burnside. Names of the occupants of these two houses before 1990 include Hackett, Lafleur, Lavergne, Tremblay, Chenier, Mathews, Burchill, Foster, Middelstaedt and Bedard. This building was torn down in 1995 along with surrounding houses at 160, 162, 170 and 172 to make way for a complex of stacked townhouses. Photo by Maureen Cullingham.

Today's view.

Today’s view.


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Ed: previous posts in the series
Web-extra (April 14, 2016): House Down the Street; Lost Mechanicsville, 72 Carruthers.
By Maureen Cullingham.
Permalink: http://newswest.org/easyread/archives/5091

March 17, 2016: House Down the Street; Looking at the Neighbourhood.
By Maureen Cullingham.
Permalink: http://newswest.org/easyread/archives/5046

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