Rathier Building

Abraham Rathier built this stone 2 ½ storey building at 193-195 Cumberland Street at Bruyère, to house a grocery store on the lower level and residence above circa 1862. Although many residents of Lowertown during this period were in the stone cutting profession, this building is one of the few stone buildings built in Lowertown … [Read more…]

Aylen-Heney House

The Aylen-Henry House is one of Ottawa’s oldest buildings residing at 150 Richmond Road in the Westboro area. Constructed of stone (the tin roof was added later on), this substantial homestay housed Irish labourers that worked for Peter Aylen. The property’s history and occupants are the subject of a variety of stories about the roughness … [Read more…]

Clegg-Feller Building

This building is situated in a prominent location at the corner of Rideau and Dalhousie Streets.  If you’ve ever taken the bus along Rideau Street or visited the Byward market, it’s more than likely that you’ve seen this building several times.  You may have also wondered why it’s still there, until you see the heritage … [Read more…]

Graham Fire Station No. 10

Driving along Sunnyside Avenue in Old Ottawa South, one could easily miss this beautiful gabled and buttressed structure nestled on the corner of Fairbairn Street across from Saint Margaret Mary Parish.  This stucco, brick and stone bungalow once had a red tiled roof and depending on which resource you consult, has been described as either … [Read more…]