Dave Allston's blog about west Ottawa's little-known history, with stories, photos and information covering the fascinating history of the historic Kitchissippi neighbourhoods.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The stone Magee House in Hintonburg
1119 Wellington in 1965
(City of Ottawa Archives CA-24326)
This week's issue of the Kitchissippi Times includes a story I wrote on the cool (but sadly deteriorating) stone house on Wellington Street in Hintonburg. Known as Magee House, it has a history dating back over 140 years. I've dug deep into the archives to confirm when it was built, what Frances Magee's role was in its construction, and her overall contributions to early Kitchissippi, and I talk a little about the proposed development which will see the building restored as part of a condo build which will surround the side and rear of the property. You can read all about it at: