Before Carleton University and Bronson Avenue Expressway

From the Carleton University Archives, here are some images of the area just south of the Glebe and the canal in the period before 1960; that is, before Carleton University was built and the land was either swamp or farmers fields.

First up, an aerial view from the 1940s:

If you see the railway bridge over the Rideau River, then that’s the general spot where this next photo was taken:

And finally, from February 1964, an image of the swamp by Dow’s Lake and a view across the lake north towards Dow’s Lake neighbourhood just west of Bronson as well as the (new) apartment building at the top of the hill by Bronson and Holmwood (the white building in the upper right corner!):


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