HERITAGE AT THE GREAT GLEBE GARAGE SALE
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, https://www.glebeca.ca/committees/heritage/heritage.html, or by e-mailing the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org 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/ottawaand 1912 via https://archive.org/details/ottawadirec191200midiuoft. For assistance or questions, contact the Heritage Committee at email@example.com. 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.
Heritage Register: Many owners will have received a letter from the city advising you that your house will be added to the City’s Heritage Register this year. The committee encourages you to use the research provided to you by the city to prepare a plaque! (or ask us to make one for you). More information on the city project can be found here: https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/heritage-conservation/identifying-and-protecting-heritage-properties#heritage-inventory-project
Do you live in the proposed Clemow Estates Phase II HCD?
In support of the City’s work towards the possible designation of Phase II of the Clemow Estate Heritage Conservation District, the GCA Heritage Committee has compiled research on the homes in the proposed district and provided each house with its own prepared plaque last year for GGS 2017. We hope you put out your signs from last year again this year on May 26!
If the sign we provided last year has been lost or damaged, let us know and we will prepare a new one for you for this year! E-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
During the GGGS in 2014 the Heritage Committee supported a Heritage Ottawa project that saw temporary plaques put up at homes on Glebe East of Bank and Linden Terrace. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 the committee expanded the project by encouraging all residents in the Glebe to post plaques for their own homes with our support and also provided remade plaques to those in the proposed new heritage district. The pilot project and subsequent iterations were well received and enjoyed by hundreds of passers-by.
The GCA Heritage Committee is making this an annual feature of the GGGS to help increase awareness and appreciation among residents and visitors of the special and valuable heritage character of our Glebe neighbourhood.