Minto Park Heritage Conservation District - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.023 W 075° 41.228
18T E 446237 N 5029510
Quick Description: Minto Park, named in honour of the newly-arrived Governor General Lord Minto, was created in 1898 following a petition from local residents.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/16/2021 3:35:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM1450J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque:

Minto Park
Heritage Conservation District

The City of Ottawa Board of Park Management created
Minto Park in 1898 following a petition from residents of
Lewis and Gilmour Street. The City purchased the vacant land from J. R.
Booth and created Minto Square which was named in honour of the
newly-arrived Governor General Lord Minto. The park was
designed in the popular style of the day and featured flowerbeds,
shade trees, and a system of intersecting paths, intended to be
enjoyed for its visual appeal and used for passive recreation. The
buildings facing Minto Park, constructed between 1892 and 1906,
comprise a coherent streetscape representing the changing
architectural styles and craftsmanship popular in Ottawa at the turn
of the century. Alexander Garvock, a builder, was one of the first
residents of Minto Park. He built two of the houses facing the park.
The Church of our Father, now Eglise Unie St. Marc, at the
southwest corner the park, was designed in 1900 for the Unitarian
Church by the architectural firm of Arnoldi and Ewart.
Minto Park's significant grouping of residential buildings,
surrounding an attractive square, form a special place in the
historic development of Ottawa.

Minto Park was designated by the City of Ottawa as a Heritage
Conservation District, under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act in 1988.
Group that erected the marker: The City ofOttawa

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
102 Lewis Street
Ottawa, Ontario Canada


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