St. Patrick’s Day: Historic Ads and Buildings

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

In honor of the holiday, I thought I’d share some finds from local sources on NYS Historic Newspapers related to St. Patrick’s Day!

Saint Patrick's Day Advertisement
An advertisement cashing in on the holiday to sell dry cleaning. This advertisement was seen in the “Courier Freeman”, Wednesday, March 3, 1915.

The following is a poem that was printed in Ogdensburg’s The Daily Journal on March 17, 1869.

The poem and advertisement were found just by searching, “saint patrick’s day” for St. Lawrence County in the search engine of the NYS Historic Newspapers: http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/. If you live in New York State, see if you can find some cool articles or advertisements for the holiday in your area!

On that, you didn’t think you’d get through a post without any buildings, did you?

This wouldn’t be a preservation adventure blog if I didn’t have some photos of architecture to share!

So, last weekend I traveled to Ottawa with my friends, Nate and Logan. While we were in the capital of Canada, we checked out the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica , which is located on Sussex Drive across from the National Art Gallery.

Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica
The front facade of the Basilica. The cornerstone was laid in 1841 but the building was officially completed until 1885. During the construction, there were many changes to the plans, most importantly the architectural style was changed from Neoclassical to Neo-Gothic. The steeple of the church are clad in tin, which is a feature seen in French-Canadian churches.

The interior of the Basilica is very ornate and brightly colored. Click through the photographs below for more history and information about the structure.

So outside of the Basilica there was some interesting local architecture on a certain street. Can you guess the name of the street that runs alongside the Basilica?

If you guessed St. Patrick Street- you’re right!

Here are some of the cool buildings located on St. Patrick Street of Ottawa located in the Byward Market District.

Hopefully this inspires you to go check out your local “St. Patrick’s Street.”

Thanks for reading! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Further Information:

Rochon Residence: http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=4720

Valada Residence: http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=4729

150 St. Patrick Street: http://galeriejeanclaudebergeron.ca/en/

Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica: https://notredameottawa.com/history

http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=8448&pid=0

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Staci says:

    That basilica is seriously beautiful inside!

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    1. YES!!!!!! The colors of the interior were so vibrant!

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