July 11, 2016

Demolished Ottawa: Broadview Apartments

The Broadview Apartments, 437-439 Wellington St., on August 18, 1938. Image: LAC / Public Works Accession 1966-090 NPC Box 04841.

The Broadview Apartments, 437-439 (or 441-443½) Wellington St., on August 18, 1938. Image: LAC / Public Works Accession 1966-090 NPC Box 04841.

There has always been something a little passive sounding to me about using “lost” to speak of buildings that are no longer standing. In so many cases, a building’s removal was a deliberate act undertaken with clear eyes and a clear purpose. The reasons may vary (no longer adequate, stands in the way of desired vistas, etc.), but the building’s demolition was no accident. To that end, I have begun a new series of much shorter posts that highlight a demolished building. I hope to get one done every two weeks.

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