Westboro Wall

June 8, 2009

Westboro Wall, circa 1927

Westboro Wall, circa 1927

This wall was revealed when a neighbouring building was torn down. For many years it was only visible from an alley between the two buildings. That’s why I never saw it before.

Unfortunately, the building upon which it is painted is slated for demolition. The whole Westboro neighbourhood which has long been a quiet one with trendy shops is now busy, with more and more high-end trendy shops going in. Like many such neighbourhoods, it is falling victim to its own charm and many of the charming old buildings are being torn down and replaced by swank condominiums and expensive shops.

The sign has advertisements for Imperial Premier Gasoline and Stevenson Hardware. Stevenson Hardware had advertisements in the 1927 “History of Westboro”.

Westboro Wall

Westboro Wall

One Response to “Westboro Wall”

  1. David T said

    So glad you captured this. This advert mural is for a hardware shop that belonged to the grandfather of one of my best friends. I took shots myself but since I had to shoot through the fence I didn’t get anything as nice as the top shot you took!

    BTW great blogsite! There aren’t many out there capturing Ottawa’s history like this.

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