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Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and Now

Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and NowLooking east on Rideau Street towards Lansdowne in the late 1800’s. Note the row houses on the left as they’re the subject of this post. At this point in time this intersection is still quite rural and lies just south of the level crossing.
Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and Now
A similar view in 2010.
The red line represents the original road level.
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Rideau appears on this 1890 map as Union Street.
Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and Now
Looking head on at the houses before the level crossing.
Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and Now
1915 and the subway is finished and the little cottage on the N/W corner has been remodelled.
Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and Now
40 years later (1934) the same houses have been underpinned and transformed.
Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and Now
Of course I could be wrong but the doors and windows seen to line up quite well on both photos.
Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and Now
September 1950.
Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and Now
By 2010 the original cottages have been torn down and replaced by these faux Victorians.




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2 responses

  1. Anonymous

    This house on the corner of Rideau and Landsdowne I remember well as a child.
    By the end of the 1970’s it was completly abandoned and rundown.
    We used to go inside it play and look around.
    Somewhat scary to us kids.
    They knocked it down around 1978 or 79 if i remember correctly.
    Great photos
    They bring back many memories of my past.
    Thanks

    November 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm

  2. Good story.

    February 26, 2013 at 2:57 am

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