Sunday, March 20, 2011

The inner circle - MCM near downtown

A reader of the blog has asked if there are any Mid-Century Modern neighbourhoods close to downtown. While the largest neighbourhoods are in more suburban locations, there are a few smaller pockets closer to the urban core. Here is first in a series that looks at some of the MCM hot-spots close to downtown:
When one thinks of the Civic Hospital area, traditionally-styled houses from the 1920s-1940s immediately come to mind. But, there are a surprising number of houses that stand out from their Tudor-revival neighbours.  Along Sherwood Drive, near Carling Avenue, is a string of MCM houses:


The end of Larchwood Avenue, off of Sherwood Drive, is the location of these houses:

Other areas in the Civic Hospital neighbourhood include parts of Irving Place, and the Eastern end of Beech Street:
Beech Street

Just south of the Beechwood Cemetery in Vanier, is a pocket of MCM houses, many with stunning rooflines:
Dufford Street

Michel Circle

Michel Circle
Perrier Avenue
Perrier Avenue


Rideau Gardens, near Main Street and the Rideau River, has a few streets with MCM houses – some of them right on the waterfront:
Rideau Garden Drive
Rideau Garden Drive

Rideau Garden Drive

Rideau River Drive

Finally, there are individual MCM houses located in areas where the majority of the houses are more traditional:
Bronson Place - Old Ottawa South
Clegg Street - Ottawa East/Rideau Gardens


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