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Simpson Book Collection – History of Westboro– 1927 reprint – 1927 Advertisements –Where was PALM BEACH?

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Simpson Book Collection – History of Westboro– 1927 reprint – 1927 Advertisements –Where was PALM BEACH?

Facsimile of 1927 under original title: “History of Westboro, Ontario.” 82pp., ill., maps, folding ill. Interesting period ads published in 1980-From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

There was an interesting ad about Palm Beach. I found a few newspaper clippings, so hopefully someone will add to it. Highway 15 was first designated as a provincial highway in 1920, although its original route was quite a bit different than the route that we are familiar with today.Highway 15 was extended along the Queensway concurrently with Highway 7 from the Richmond Road Interchange to the Greenbank Road Interchange, where the highway ended at Highway 17. The concurrent route of Highway 7/15 between Carleton Place and Ottawa was discontinued in the early 1970s, when Highway 15 was truncated at Carleton Place.

So where was Palm Beach listed as being in Westboro, on the March Road on Highway 15?

CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Mar 1946, Wed  •  Page 17
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jul 1928, Wed  •  Page 21
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Apr 1932, Tue  •  Page 6
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Sep 1935, Sat  •  Page 19
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
15 Aug 1931, Sat  •  Page 19

CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Aug 1939, Mon  •  Page 5
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jul 1925, Fri  •  Page 2
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Jul 1931, Tue  •  Page 6
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 Jun 1931, Tue  •  Page 6
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jan 1932, Mon  •  Page 8
back cover of History of Westboro 1927 reprint

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John Irvin30 minutes

My guess is that “Palm Beach” morphed into the “Ottawa Beach” I went to as a kid. Currently this is the Eastern section of Andrew Haydon Park.

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

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A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection

Norman Levine– Selected Photos– Lower Town- Simpson Book Collection

Sussex Street— Photo Collection — National Capital Commission – Simpson Book Collection

Sussex Street— Photo Collection — National Capital Commission – Simpson Book Collection

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Sussex Street— Photo Collection — National Capital Commission – Simpson Book Collection

The development of a ‘Mile of History’ on Sussex Drive was the primary action item listed in the conclusions of the National Capital Commisson’s landmark study of 1961 and no date on the 95 page booklet. Photos from Public Archives of Canada.

From the Simpson Book Collection

Sussex Street at Rideau 1875
Brown’s Shoe Store 15 Sussex Street 1875
Faulker’s dry goods store Sussex Street 1875
Transportation on Sussex Street
Sussex Street- south end about 1870- also immerial garrison barracks with duble verandah
The barracks became a hotel with a third verandah 1875. The building was restored without verandahs.
Christian Brothers schools 1873

Michael BowieLost Ottawa
February 5  · 


Another from the “photo within a photo” series. Sussex and George, probably a reject because the OER streetcar is blurred, however, lots of interesting images to be found. My favourite is the man “assisting with the inquiries”

Kelly Kelly
December 17, 2017  · 




Fri Feb 20 1970
re: Disco 70 at 500 St Patrick St (ad for le Hibou at bottom)
Curtis Webster1873– Dacier the druggist and Germain the tailor Sussex Street 1875
Lost Ottawa
December 16, 2017  · 




Saturday Night in Lost Ottawa, featuring two pictures of Café L’Hibou on Sussex Street — in 1875 and 1965.
L’Hibou was one of Ottawa most prominent music venues. Folk, blues and local rock. All sorts of famous acts played there.
Architecture students at Carleton are documenting the building, so if you have stories to tell … now is the time!
Alas, I was too young
Lost Ottawa
November 10, 2018  · 




Ottawa’s Hobby House store is now located on Montreal Road. But here’s a surprise I just came across.
Apparently, in the 1950s, it was located on Sussex Street, right next to the Hughes-Owens instrument store. I did not know that!
And look, they were just getting their models of the Avro CF-100.
(LAC e999912274-u)

Jaan Kolk

November 10, 2018  · For those wondering where the top of the building went, here’s a photo of the fire that was likely responsible (LAC MIKAN 4511673). I had thought this was the big fire at that location Nov 26, 1919, but the fire trucks are clearly too modern. From aerial photos, the top floor-and-a-half was still there in 1945. Since the Hobby House had left that location by 1962, that sets the date range

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection

Norman Levine– Selected Photos– Lower Town- Simpson Book Collection

Norman Levine– Selected Photos– Lower Town- Simpson Book Collection

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Norman Levine– Selected Photos– Lower Town- Simpson Book Collection

–From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Author Norman Levine (1923-2008) is just one of the many talented people who grew up in this neighbourhood.  This is an opportunity to share some knowledge of the vibrant history of the area. 

Norman Levine left Lowertown in the 1940s but returned often in his writing. Levine’s experiences of growing up as part of Ottawa’s working class Jewish community form the basis for the walk. Building on his books and short stories, the tour will highlight some of the people and places on the streets east of King Edward Avenue where many Jewish families got their start in Ottawa.click here

Levine, Norman, 1923-2005.Contributors: McDuff, Johanne.1977, Book , [64] pages : Toronto Public Library – There is one on Biblio here

Lower town horse market- 1914
York Street Market 1911
Lower town market 1918

1921

Hay Market with the Royal Exchange and Commerical hotel in the background 1918

Jaan Kolk
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Here’s my favourite market photo: LAC 3192913, from Dec. 23, 1926:

Lowertown and Vanier

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From Carleton Place to “the Laff” — The Life and Times of Peter Prosser Salter

Childhood Movie Nights at Reliance Motor Court in Eastview — Noreen Tyers

At Church on Sunday Morning From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

Hitching a Ride Cross Town — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

The Flying Teeth in Church — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

Simpson Book Collection

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection

“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection

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“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Boys fishing on McKay’s Lake in Rockcliffe- National Archives of Canada 1890- “Ottawa Flashbacks” –From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Ottawa Collegiate Institute- Now Lisgar Collegiate –National Archives of Canada 1880- “Ottawa Flashbacks”– Ottawa Flashbacks. A Postcard Book of 30 Black and White Historical Photographs. Willowdale. Firefly Books. 1990 12x 18cm

From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Rideau Falls National Archives of Canada 1855- “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Skating party at Rideau Hall National Archives of Canada 1915 – “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- April Snowstorm on Sparks Street– National Archives of Canada 1885 – “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Chaudiere Falls– National Archives of Canada 1900- “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Building Union Station downtown Ottawa- National Archives of Canada 1911- “Ottawa Flashbacks”

Byward Market 1921
York Street in the Byward Market 1905
Construction of Centre Block 1863
Children in “Central Park”. This park encirclingPatterson Creek featured an ornate wooden bridge spanning the pond.

please note this post was fuzzy. Fireman fighting the fire at the Parliament buildings.

Victoria Museum from Metcalfe Street 1911
Sparks and Bank Street looking east 1900

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

Views of Ottawa— J Hope & Co. 1884 – Simpson Book Collection

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From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

12 panels printed in 1884 19th century leporello souvenir book of views of Ottawa together with its trifold booklet giving short descriptions of the views being of The Parliament Buildings, Library of Parliament, Western Block, Eastern Block, Lumber District, Chaudiere Falls, Suspension Bridge, Post Office, The Sapper’s and Dufferin Bridges, The City Hall, Knox Church, The Grand Union Hotel, Collegiate Institute, Normal School, Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls, The Ottawa Ladies College, The University of Ottawa, The Cathedrale de Notre Dame, The Dominion Methodist Church, and Lumber Slides. 

Can also be seen here CLICK in complete

I selected a few illustrations I had not seen yet.

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

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The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

The Ottawa City Directory, 1897-98 –From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List


Directory:
The Ottawa City Directory, 1897-98, Embracing an Alphabetical List of All Business Firms and Private Citizens. A Classified Business Directory and a Miscellaneous Directory. Containing a Large Amount of Valuable Information; Also a Complete Street Guide, to which is Added an Alphabetical and Street Directory of Hull, Que. Also Suburban Directories of Billing’s Bridge, Clarkston Village, Hintonburg, Janeville, Mechanicsville, Ottawa East, Rideauville, Rockliffe Park. — Vol. XXIV — Ottawa : Might Directory Co., 1897

Copy of book on Library and Archives Canada click here

From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

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The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Ottawa]: The Esdale Press, 1910. Softcover. 84 p. 17 x 26 cm. B&w photos and illustrations. Grey paper covers tied with cream-coloured twine.

This books has been reprinted

click here…

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Bustling About Burritt’s Rapids– Public School Photos

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

The Oldest Building on Ottawa and Opeongo Line

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Clippings of the Old Albion Hotel

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection