Where the #HerbAndSpice
Wellness annex was until a few months ago was previously the Capital Laundry, and before that C.C.B. Electric Works, which was located there for decades. If memory serves, some businesses in this block moved in the 2000's because there was a plan to build condos atop this building — a plan which fell through about a decade ago. As you can see from the maps, while the building here on the west side of Bank at Gilmour was built before #1900
, the middle section was built after 1902 but before 1910.
“Nearby the shops at 372 to 380 Bank Street contain some of the best-preserved cast metal and plate glass storefronts on Bank. This [was] the C.C.B. Electric Works, which has since moved to Gladstone Avenue.
“In June #1910
it was the National Manufacturing Co, selling fancy fuel-burning appliances like New Empress Steel Range and the Standard Sovereign Cast Range.
“All of the storefronts in this row retain most of their original features.”
#Ottawa #613history #DowntownBank #GilmourStreetOttawa #ottawaarchitecture #igersOttawa #instaOttawa #CentretownOttawa #DowntownOttawa #1900s #smallbusiness #myOttawa #LoveOttawa
Набережная зимой. Начало XX века
98 years ago the American League voted to keep spitballs legal❗️
woo daw sabi ng cuz ko sa freshmen hahaha #juNIORS
I can't shake off the edwardian feeling :)
В нас сьогодні навіть сонечко виглянуло, але мороз тримається❄️ тому залишаюся вдома, читаю, п’ю каву та намагаюся дочекатися того самого святкового настрою🙈
От завтра вже Миколая, але тут його не святкують🤷♀️
В дитинстві то було улюблене свято і саме на нього найліпші подарунки отримували😍
Чого вартувала лише така довгоочікувана Барбі в мої п`ять, заради неї навіть читати навчилася за один вечір🙈
Ну і звичайно саме очікування подарунка під подушкою, коли хочеш лягти раніше, щоб ніч минула швидше😴 а вранці запах мандарин та щирий сміх♥️
#1940sfashion #1930sfashion #vintagefashion #victorianstyle #1900s
I'm not much for churches, but I do love me some turn-of-the-century stained glass.
I don't know what this style of art is called (which, I know, probably disqualifies me from running an Instagram account devoted to museums), but I've always loved it. While sitting in front of this window at my sister in law's Christmas concert tonight, I found myself wondering how old it was. My guess was early 1900s. I was right on the money.
How do I know?
I went home and Googled the name of the person the window was dedicated to: Sarah Rowena Jehu. She drowned in a maritime disaster off the Bay. She was 26.
I found this all in a Honolulu newspaper from 1901, which gave a comprehensive, if sensational (and also wildly racist -- even the list of the dead is segregated) account of the sinking of the Rio de Janeiro off San Francisco Bay. Rowena, as she preferred to be called, was a stenographer who had developed "insomnia" -- I have to assume that's an of-the-era euphemism for more stigmatized mental health issues. She was vacationing with her mother and sister in an attempt to alleviate her symptoms.
So that's the story of the stained glass I happened to be sitting in front of tonight. It always pays to wonder a little bit.
#alameda #church #stainedglass #maritime #shipwreck #sanfrancisco #history #californiahistory #honolulu #california #northerncalifornia #bayarea #churches #christmas #1900s #turnofthecentury #newspaper #oldnewspaper #oldnews
hbd to me and all my dudes born on 17' :]
Rub-a-dub-dub this girl bought a tub 😍. A salvaged 1900s clawfoot with original claw feet still intact. As framing progresses, we are looking ahead to trusses (being delivered tomorrow) and roofing at the beginning of the new year- I am needing to have some ideas ready for rough plumbing and electrical. A clawfoot tub was a must have for me. I have been looking for one since we found out we would be building but hadn't found the "one". They were either to far away, way too expensive, missing feet, or needing more work than I could reasonably DIY (even I have limits). But this weekend I gave the ol' Craigslist a search and low and behold there she was-the right price and my exact town! I contacted the seller right away and made arrangements to take a look at it. Going to "look" at antiques for me is basically like saying I'm just going to "look" at some puppies . No one just "looks" at puppies 🤣. As soon as I saw it I knew. The interior is in perfect condition. The layers upon layers of exterior paint will need to be stripped and repainted but I couldn't be happier. Now the real question is what color should I paint it? Classic white? Charcoal gray? Black? Leave the raw cast iron?
looking so elegant in her new Edwardian blouse from the shop 🥀🕯
Just got this beautiful quartersawn oak desk in. From the wear on the top, I'd say this thing has a ton of history behind it. I'm beyond jazzed that I was able to photograph it.
Haircuts, I try to keep mine short back and sides, with a bit of length blended on top to style in our 1910s period, try to avoid the WWII German undercut style. Ernst Jünger mentions that during the later war years, his young, fresh Stoßtruppen coming into the lines sported longer hair than he had liked them to have. The other extreme being very short all over to tackle the lice problem in the trenches.