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?
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.
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
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
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.