The 1900's Timeline

Events occurring between 1900 and 1909

  • 1900 Buffalo Bill Wild West Show returns to the Glebe.
  • 1900 April 26, The Great Fire of Ottawa destroyed Lebreton Flats, Lansdowne Park used to house those made homeless by the fire.
  • 1902 Lansdowne Park extended north to Holmwood.
  • 1902 Narrow gage railway moves sandy soil (from current site of Glebe Collegiate) to fill low land between Second and Third Avenues to allow for home building.
  • 1902 Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club moves to the south side of Patterson between Metcalfe and the Driveway.
  • 1903 Ottawa Silver Seven wins Stanley Cup in Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne.
  • 1904 Brick Fourth Avenue Baptist Church built at the corner of Bank and Fourth to replace wooden structure.
  • 1904 The Driveway completed to the Experimental Farm from Cartier Square.
  • 1906 Secretary to governor general builds home at 126-128 Fourth.
  • 1906 May, Glebe Presbyterian Church opens at First and Lyon, built by J.W.H.Watts.
  • 1906 304-312 The Driveway built in Victorian style.
  • 1907 Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club moves to west side of Lyon between Third and Fourth Avenues.
  • 1909 (? Or 1912) Mutchmor renamed Fifth Avenue.

Events occurring between 1910 and 1919

  • 1910 Wooden church at 91 Fourth is clad in brick and becomes Zion Congregational Church.
  • 1911 Mutchmor expands north towards Fourth Avenue and becomes a 12 room school.
  • 1912 Permanent Bank Street Bridge built over the canal by Newton J. Ker.
  • 1912 W.E. Noffke builds his first Glebe design at 86 Ralph - the Baker House.
  • 1913 Recession.
  • 1913 Bell Telephone builds exchange at 200 First Avenue west of Bank (now the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago).
  • 1913 W.E. Noffke bulds 12 Allan Place for Ernest C. Powell, brother of W.E. Powell, the developer of Patterson Creek.
  • 1913 Noffke builds 20 Clemow for himself.
  • 1913 Noffke builds 85 Glebe Avenue for W.F. Powell.
  • 1913 Noffke builds 515 O'Connor, corner Monkland, for Austin E. Blount, Sir Robert Borden's private secretary.
  • 1913 Noffke builds 517 O'Connor, corner Linden Terrace, for G. Frederick Hodgins.
  • 1914 Presbyterian (later Ottawa) Ladies College built at Lyon and First.
  • 1914 Horticultural Building built at Lansdowne Park by Francis C. Sullivan after the Prairie School style.
  • 1914-18 Lansdowne Park used by army as training and marshalling area for soldiers bound overseas during World War I.
  • 1915 Noffke builds 11 Clemow for Benson C. Beach, president of the Beach Foundry.
  • 1915 Prince Rupert Apartments, 585 O'Connor built.
  • 1915 Noffke builds 1 Clemow for Francis X. Plaunt, a railway tie contractor.
  • 1919 (fall) site of Glebe Collegiate Purchased for $37,500 plus tax and interest.

Events occurring between 1920 and 1929

  • 1920 Mutchmor expands to a 20 room school with 900 students.
  • 1921 July 2, Block 422 purchased for Glebe Collegiate playing field for $34,500.
  • 1922 September, Glebe Collegiate opens on Percy Street.
  • 1922 Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club moves to Ottawa South, sells land to the Ottawa Roman Catholic Separate School Board.
  • 1923 Noffke builds 18 Clemow for Ethel Chamberlain.
  • 1924 St Paul's Methodist Church finished at Lyon and Second.
  • 1925 St. Paul's Methodist becomes St. James United on entering church union.
  • 1926 Noffke builds 26 Clemow for Levi W. Crannell.
  • 1926 Corpus Christi Separate School built on Lyon at Fourth.
  • 1927 Capital Ward became identical with district defined as the Glebe.
  • 1928 Ambassador Court at 672 Bank, north of Central Park, built by W.e. Noffke for developer David Epstein.
  • 1928 Avalon Theatre built at north west corner of Bank and Second, first theatre in Ottawa to show sound films.
  • 1929 May, St. Giles Presbyterian Church opens at north east corner of Bank and First.
  • 1929 High School of Commerce opens at west end of Glebe Collegiate.

Events occurring between 1930 and 1939

  • 1930's Booth subdivides Fraserfield lumber yard, names streets after family and his timber limits.
  • 1931 Only 298 vacant lots in the Glebe.

Events occurring between 1940 and 1949

  • 1941 Only 152 vacant lots in the Glebe.
  • 1942 Ottawa Ladies College expropriated for war effort, serves as the Glebe Barracks for the Canadian Woman's Army Corps.
  • 1942 Carleton College begins as evening classes at the old High School of Commerce (west part of Glebe Collegiate).
  • 1945 Population of the Glebe 15,507.
  • 1947 September, Carleton College opens in old site of Ottawa Ladies College on First at Lyon.

Events occurring between 1950 and 1959

  • 1951 Glebe population is 13,175, as Capital Ward re-expands into Ottawa South.
  • 1956 Avalon Theatre, remodeled and named The Glebe Theatre, closes.
  • 1957 Church hall built at St. Giles Presbyterian on First.
  • 1958 Southern addition built to Corpus Christi on Lyon.
  • 1959 Carleton becomes a University (Act of 1957)and moves to Rideau Campus.
  • 1959 Church hall built at Glebe United Church on Lyon.

Events occurring between 1960 and 1969

  • 1965 The Queensway opens on the old CNR right-of-way, setting the north boundary of The Glebe.
  • 1966 Final addition to Corpus Christie school built.
  • 1966 Final addition to Corpus Christie school built.
  • 1967 Civic Centre is built and north stands at Lansdowne extended.
  • 1969 The Society of Friends takes over Church of the Nazarene at 91 Fourth east of Bank, Formerly Zion Congregational.

Events occurring between 1970 and 1979

  • 1971 Glebe United and St. James United merge to become Glebe-St. James United.
  • 1974 The 12 story extension of Abottsford House is built on Holmwood at Bank.
  • 1974 William Teron builds 300 The Driveway, at Patterson Creek.
  • 1974 August, Ontario Municipal Board approved a down-zoning of several blocks between Patterson Creek and Fifth Avenue to prevent further high rise construction.
  • 1975 Population of Glebe falls to 12,146.

Events occurring between 1980 and 1989

  • 1986 97% of Glebe residents of British origin.
  • 1988 Population of the Glebe falls to 10,628 as boarding houses and triplexes are converted back into single family homes.