|Air Photo Study|
After 1907 - Some Fragments
The term "fragments" is appropriate here. The lack of time and energy has precluded an in-depth examination of Ottawa East history after 1907. Unlike the time before annexation, once the community was absorbed by the larger city the unique availability of recorded information was lost. The history is there but it is buried deep inside council minutes, unindexed newspapers and personal memories waiting for a future researcher.
To provide a few of the key events and people that helped shape the community in modern times, a spectrum of topics has been chosen. These do not represent the most important or the least important ones; they are simply things that this writer found of interest.
Also the reader should consider that much of the recent history can
be found in the various chapters that chronicle the churches and schools.
We are indeed fortunate that much of the history of these institutions
has been preserved because these records are about the people of Ottawa
East. Past and present residents wrote articles found in the Mainstreeter
section. Each offers a unique view of important historical events. These
sources, coupled with the many photographs will no doubt rekindle many
memories of the recent past.
|Bricks, bricks and more bricks||Lees Avenue: Gas, Tar and Garbage|
|Pretoria Bridge||Brantwood Place and the Stone Gates|
|Frost Bowl||Patsy Guzzo - A remarkable Gentleman|
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