Daily Archives: July 7, 2016


#ThrowbackThursday: Ottawa in 1895

With the NCC having announced its new fifty year draft plan for Canada’s Capital city, I got curious and went on a wild goose chase to track down anything and everything I could find relating to the city’s developmental history (such it is with librarians).

One of the more interesting things I came across was this bird’s eye view image of Ottawa circa 1895, with drawings of the more prominent buildings around the edge (click to enlarge).

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Image Credit : Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

There’s also another great view of the city from a little earlier, around 1876, found here, courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.