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117. Past, Present, Future: The Preservation and Adaptation of Ottawa’s Built Heritage
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Comprising the thoughts of three fierce champions of built heritage conservation in Ottawa—architect Barry Padolsky, developer Sandy Smallwood, and heritage advocate David Flemming. Based on interviews conducted by HSO and illustrated with examples of their projects over the last 50 years. Written by Ben Weiss and Nivethini Jekku Einkaran. Download ( pdf )
116. Poetry of the Chaudière
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A compilation of poetry written between 1856 and 2019, inspired by the Ottawa River’s Chaudière Falls in the heart of the National Capital Region; with contemporary commentaries on the individual poems by Bryan D. Cook. Download ( pdf )
115. Lord Elgin’s Visit to Bytown And the Reminiscences of Mary Anne By Friel
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Mary Friel’s 1901 account of Governor General Lord Elgin’s visit to Bytown in 1853, with historical context on Elgin’s role in introducing responsible government, written by James Powell. Download ( pdf )
114. Ottawa Mobilized - A Geographic Record of the City in Wartime
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Detailed historical descriptions of the extensive real estate constructed for and occupied by the military units established in Ottawa over the last 200 years, written by Richard Collins. Download ( pdf )
113. Prize Money: Spanish Silver & the RIdeau Canal
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Alastair Sweeny Download ( pdf )
112. Genteel Woman in Need: Maud Lampman, First Woman Appointed to Work on Parliament Hill
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Dianne Brydon Download ( pdf )
111. The Store – A Personal History of Larocque’s
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Robert Vineberg Download ( pdf )
110. The Ottawa Canoe Club 1883–1913
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Alan B. McCullough Download ( pdf )
109. Ottawa's Historic Vineyards
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James Powell and Karen Lynn Ouellette Download ( pdf )
108. Mayor John Scott’s Portrait, Its Conservation and Continuing Mystery
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James Powell Download ( pdf )
107. Ottawa River Settlements in 1833 as described by Dr. Alexander J. Christie
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George A. Neville and Iris M. Neville Download ( pdf )
106. Protests and Affordable Housing Policy Delayed: Urban Renewal and the Demolition of LeBreton Flats
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By Katherine Van der Veen (available only in print). Download ( pdf )
105. When Ottawa Welcomed the Empire through a Yorkshireman's Lens
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By James Powell & Bryan D. Cook (available only in print). Download ( pdf )
104. Our "Capitol" Wrens
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By Doris Grierson Hope (available only in print). Download ( pdf )
103. Loyalist Land Grants Along the Grand (Ottawa) River, 1788
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By George A. Neville (available only in print). Download ( pdf )
102. Martin O'Gara, Ottawa's First Irish Catholic Police Magistrate, 1863-1899
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By Elizabeth V. Krug (only available in print). Download ( pdf )
101. Controversy, Compromise and Celebration: The History of Canada's National Flag
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By Glenn Wright (this book is only available in print) Download ( pdf )
100. Canada's Bletchley Park: The Examination Unit in Ottawa's Sandy Hill, 1941-1945
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By Diana Pepall (available only in print). Download ( pdf )
099. A Mayor's Life: John Scott, First Mayor of Bytown (1824-1857)
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By Tyler Owens (available only in print). Download ( pdf )
098. From Steamboats to the NHL: The Ottawa Valley's Cowley Family
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By Christine F. Jackson (only available in print). Download ( pdf )

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