WHAT?  FIFTH! Annual 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 26, 2018

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 its historical occupants.

Homeowners are encouraged to prepare and install a simple temporary plaque/sign presenting a brief history of the home and its occupants over the years.  You can find a basic one-page template with example at the Committee’s web site, http://www.glebeca.ca/committees/heritage/heritage.html, or by e-mailing the Committee at heritage@glebeca.ca for assistance, or create your own!  The plaque can be typed and printed, hand written, include copies of old photographs, the architect/builder if known, whatever you like!  We suggest you put the information on a full or half-page adhesive label or page that can be adhered to a foam board / cardboard and stapled to a long wooden stake, or a tree.

For 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. You may also wish to use a seven day free trial to Newspapers.com or simple Google searches to research the background of known previous occupants.  You can find the names of previous occupants by looking at the Ottawa City Directories (hardcopy or microfilm) at the main library or City Archives.  Only a few years of the directories are available on the internet (1890’s, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916 and 1923) via https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/can/on/ottawa and 1912 via https://archive.org/details/ottawadirec191200midiuoft.  For 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 help prepare your plaque for you using any information you might have

Note:  If you live on Glebe Avenue, Linden Terrace, Monkland Avenue, Clemow Avenue or Powell Avenue, the GCA Heritage Committee has already completed a detailed electronic file on each home on these streets and would be pleased to provide you with an electronic copy for your use.