Heritage at the Great Glebe Garage Sale

Here’s an interesting event that the Glebe Heritage Committee is promoting:

WHAT? A One-Day Heritage Plaque Event in the Glebe
WHY? To celebrate the wonderful architecture and social history of the Glebe.
WHEN? During the Great Glebe Garage Sale on Saturday May 23, 2015image
WHO? The owners/residents of Glebe homes with support from the GCA Heritage Committee.
HOW? Prepare and install a simple temporary plaque/sign and attach it a stick or tree on your lawn near the sidewalk that identifies the history or your home and its architectural style. This could include details on the builder/architect and details on it’s historical occupants.

You can find a basic 1/2 page template and an example here: (MicroSoft Word Document) (or by e-mailing us at heritage@glebeca.ca), or feel free to design your own! Type it up, handwrite it, include photographs, whatever you like! We suggest you print it on a 1/2 page adhesive label than can be adhered to a foam board/cardboard and stapled to a long wood stake.

During last year’s Great Glebe Garage Sale, the GCA Heritage Committee and Heritage Ottawa partnered to conduct a trial of a one day plaque event of all the homes along Glebe Avenue East of Bank and Linden Terrace. The trial was a great success enjoyed by both the residents of the buildings as well as many hundreds of visitors who passed by and read the plaques. The Heritage Committee would like to make this an annual feature of the GGGS and in help increase awareness and appreciation among residents and visitors of the special and value heritage character of our Glebe neighbourhood.

For additional information on how to research the history of your home, check out the City of Ottawa Archives guide on Researching the History of your Home. For other assistance or questions, contact the Heritage Committee at heritage@glebeca.ca. The committee is happy to help identify the architectural style of your house or prepare your label for you with any information you might have.

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