Postcards from Old Ottawa: Major’s Hill Park, 1914


Here’s the second in our series of scans of old postcards of Ottawa, depicting the city’s hot tourist spots during the early 20th century.  Here’s a postcard sent in 1914 that shows a tranquil scene at Major’s Hill Park.

I can’t quite figure out what part of the park is pictured here — it doesn’t look like Major’s Hill as we know it today.  Any guesses?

See also: Ottawa History Guide
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5 Responses

  1. Mark Tomkins says:

    I wonder if this was down the hill towards the National Gallery. It's the only hill and it's possible there once was a pond at the bottom. Just a guess though.

  2. Ross Brown says:

    I think that's a man-made pond that disappeared when they started construction of the Chateau Laurier.

  3. Ross Brown says:

    I meant to say the Chateau Laurier expansion. The main hotel was already completed.

  4. G says:

    neeroc – yes, definitely, that could be the river – but the view now seems so much higher/steeper.<br />Hoping someone can identify that building – in the upper-left of the image.

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