December 13, 2017
Heritage Ottawa lecture - From walk-up to high-rise: Ottawa's historic apartment buildings
Join Heritage Ottawa as we launch our newest book with this special presentation by two of its contributors, Shannon Ricketts and Susan Ross.
The fascinating story of how apartment house living emerged in 20th century Ottawa focuses on Centretown, Sandy Hill and parts of Lowertown East. From modest walk-ups to “Grandes Dames” like the Shefford, Strathcona and Windsor Arms, these new forms of housing emerged in response to demographic and economic pressures, and evolving social norms.
Robert Smythe’s pre-publication lecture of 2016 focused on the post-war period from 1945 to 1975.
Tonight's presentations will focus on the years 1900 to 1939 and include local apartment buildings influenced by the Art Nouveau, Art Deco styles and Moderne styles.