Ottawa’s Building Permits, 1944

The Regency Apartments in May 2016. This 1944 project was another one of James Beach’s and was, at $65,000, 1944’s third largest permit. Image: Google Maps.

Moving on back, the list of “important” building permits issued in 1944 was a short one, with just 22 in total and a minimum value of $12,000.

Carleton Realty’s 30-unit Carleton Manor at Besserer and Chapel was constructed in 1944 for $135,000. Image: Google Maps.

At $135,000, the largest building permit issued in 1944 was for Carleton Realty’s (read: F. Shouldice and Ken Greene’s) $135,000 apartment building at Besserer and Chapel streets.1It was originally reported to be on Rideau Street. See: “$135,000 Apartment For Rideau Street,” Ottawa Journal, April 18, 1944, p. 1; also see “Building Permits Issued in May Total $613,766,” Ottawa Journal, June 8, 1944, p. 20.

OwnerDescriptionLocationValue
Carleton Realty, Ltd.ApartmentChapel Street135000
City of OttawaStorageBayview Road13273
Industrial RefrigerationRefrigeration PlantBoteler Street25000
J.H. Connors, Ltd.Factory AdditionBooth Street25000
J.R. BeachApartmentFifth & Bronson Avenues65000
Sachs Bros.Storage BuildingBroad Street18000
D'Aoust, Ltd.StorageClarence Street14000
L. RourkeGrain StorageClarence Street15000
Corporation of OttawaAddition to Civic HospitalCarling Avenue25000
Dept. of National DefenceBuilding on Cartier SquareCartier Square55000
Morrison & Lamothe, Ltd.Bakery AdditionEcho Drive31000
Morrison & Lamothe, Ltd.Boiler RoomEcho Drive35000
Dominion GovernmentLaboratory AdditionJohn Street16700
Dept. of Public WorksHygiene LaboratoryJohn Street13500
Corporation of OttawaWater Works AdditionLemieux Island32998
Dept. of National DefenceArmy Base Post Office - AdditionNicholas Street17000
Dept. of MinesAdditionRochester Street123000
E. LauzonApartmentSussex Street18000
African EmbassyResidence - AlterationsRideau Gate33000
Dominion GovernmentLaboratory AdditionSussex Street14450
New Zealand LegationAlterations to ResidenceWurtemburg Street12000
McCoy Service StationAddition to buildingYork Street18000

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1. It was originally reported to be on Rideau Street. See: “$135,000 Apartment For Rideau Street,” Ottawa Journal, April 18, 1944, p. 1; also see “Building Permits Issued in May Total $613,766,” Ottawa Journal, June 8, 1944, p. 20.

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