A celebration of Mid-Century Modern (MCM) and 1970s residential design in Ottawa.
hi just wondering if you have any information relating to my childhood neighbourhood Riverside Park. Cromwell Drive specifically. Our house was built in 1964. I have some of the original plans, and documentation from the builder. But I wondered if you had any you could post. thank you. Reader in Fredericton, NB
hi, it's me again. i posted the other comment. i found a picture of my house on this website blog. plan B-61. Do you know the name of the house? I see some other plans have names, like the Halifax, or the XX, you know what I mean? any assistance would be appreciated. either comment here or I can give you my email address. Thank you very much
Hello! Sorry for taking so long to reply. I was out of the country and then when I came back my car was broken into and my laptop was stollen!! The B-61 is the only name for the plan. At that time Campeau just had numbers and letters for their plans. They started naming them a bit later. I will work on a post about Riverside Park...so keep an eye out for it.Take care,Saul
I just discovered your blog and love it! I've happened upon many of the areas you have mentioned and yack a bit about them them in my biking blog (ottawavelooutaouais.wordpress.com). It's great reading more about those areas via your blog. I just recently biked through Fairhaven (will be posting about it tonight) where I noticed some interesting MCM's. Would you have any info on that enclave? By the by, have you checked out the area in Gatineau described in this post - ottawavelooutaouais.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/big-hardware-stores-in-gatineau-the-unofficial-tour ? I think you'd like it.
Thanks for commenting! You have a great blog too! As for Fairhaven, I do know that the houses were built by modern architects in the 1960s - that is why there are so many unique designs. As for specific details, I have yet to find out more.I actually live in Gatineau (Hull Sector), so I am very familiar with the great MCM architecture. I have also noticed the curious black rocks used on the facades on some of the houses. Another great area with one-of-a-kind MCM architect-designed houses is Skyridge in the rural north part of Aylmer Sector. It is located off of Chemin de la Montagne N at rue Skyridge.Thanks for reading. I look forward to following your blog!