Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Bell tolls for Peyton Place

One of the earliest apartment complexes built in Ottawa are the three towers on Bell Street. Back in the 50's, adult children usually lived at home until married. Those who moved out ... lived single ... without mom's supervision ... must have been immoral. There was a popular TV show at the time called Peyton Place, the term became attached to early apartment buildings that catered to singles.

The view below must be familiar to everyone:

Well, the bell tolls for Peyton Place. After years of deterioration, the building has been sold to a redeveloper who will renovate the interiors and put on a new exterior cladding. This will enclose parts of the balconies of many units, to make the inside space bigger.

view from the Qway, after renovation

More tomorrow.

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