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From: "Maggie Barron" <>
Subject: New Website
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 11:15:19 -0400
WESTBORO * the historical online database
Genealogical & archival source for Westboro-related history
An online database of historical and genealogical information relating
to the Westboro / Ottawa West (including several other nearby
neighbourhoods in former Nepean Township) area of Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada has recently been created. Information is being added daily, so
be sure to bookmark the site and check back regularly.
The website is helpful and informative for genealogical and historical
researchers, as well as members of the Westboro community curious in
learning more about the history of the neighborhood, or perhaps to
research more about the history of their family, house, or street.
The website features:
· Information on HOUSTALGIA, a home and property / "house
history" research business run by Dave Allston, the creator of this
website. Dave can be contacted at for more
details on HOUSTALGIA.
· The completed transcription of the newly released 1911 Census
returns for Westboro, Ottawa West, Hintonburg and Mechanicsville and
1901 census returns for Westboro, Hintonburg and Mechanicsville via
Automated Genealogy website. There are plans to soon add links to the
earlier census returns for these communities.
· Scanned pages of the Ottawa Directories for the following
communities, which prior to 1931 were considered to be suburbs of
Nepean Township (most years from 1864-1886)
Richmond Road (most years from 1881-1890; from 1891-1898 this area was
included as part of Hintonburg)
Mechanicsville (most years from 1888-1910; in 1898 this area was
included as part of Hintonburg)
Hintonburgh (most years from 1891-1899)
Manchesterville (1891 & 1893; After 1893, this area was included as
part of Hintonburg)
Ottawa West (1905, 1908, 1930)
Westboro (1924 & 1930)
*more pages will be added in the coming days/weeks.
· Historical maps of the area:
Belden's Carleton County Atlas 1879 (several from this source)
1887 Map of McLeansville, Mechanicsville, Hintonburg and Bayswater
1895 Map of Hintonburgh
1910 Advertising Map of the Clarella Park community
1915 Atlas of Canada (2nd Edition) Map of Hintonburg, West Wellington
and Champlain Park Communities
Current (2005) Map of the Westboro/Hintonburg communities
· Monthly column "More Than Just History..", written from
1999-2001 in Westboro's Newswest community paper. This column looked
many historical aspects of the Westboro community. Additions to what
site currently has posted may be posted in the coming weeks.
· Article in .pdf form from Historical Society of Ottawa Bytown
Pamphlet Series: "Hintonburgh: A Working Class Streetcar Suburb at the
Turn of the Century", by Christina Newell (1994).
· An ongoing collection of newspaper articles which appeared in
the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Journal newspapers, relating to the
Westboro / Ottawa West community. Links will be added as articles are
· Detailed information on the history of all the streets in
communities - from the original land registry plans, original land
sales, street name changes, first residents, significant changes, etc.
will be added to the site in the near future.
· Miscellaneous historical information from The Nepean High
School Archive will soon be added. Nepean High School, located on
Broadview Avenue in Ottawa was built in 1923. Some photos and
biographical information from the 1927-1930 yearbooks, photographs and
newspaper articles from that era will be added. "The History of Nepean
High School" by William K. England, prepared for the N.H.S. 50th
Anniversary in 1972 will also soon be scanned and added to the site,
well. The creator of this website is a former Nepean High School
and also helped to organize the school's 75th Anniversary in 1998.
The plan is to continue to grow and develop the site, adding new data,
photos, documents, etc. on a regular basis. As information is added,
site will be reconstructed to be more organized, and also more
appealing. The goal of the site is to establish itself as the source
all historical information relating to the Westboro area.
You are encouraged to contribute anything that you feel would be
beneficial to the site such as old documents, newspaper articles,
photos, etc.. There is also a message board for anyone wishing to post
comments, questions, suggestions.
You can contact Dave Allston at if you have any
questions or if you would like to add anything to the website.
Dave Allston has done extensive research into the history of the
various small communities in the area (some of which have been
and/or no longer exist) including Westboro, Hintonburg,
Mechanicsville, McLeansville, Ottawa West, Bayswater, Clarella Park,
Champlain Park, West Wellington, Hampton Park, etc.).
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