Sunday, October 2, 2016

Stomping Grounds Of The McKay Family

On Labour Day, I went up to New Edinburgh, and so for the next few days we'll be taking a look at photos of the area. This neighbourhood was first founded as a village by Thomas McKay, a Scottish immigrant who named the place in honour of the Edinburgh he'd known. He came here during the building of the Rideau Canal, buying land where the Rideau River tumbles into the Ottawa River in 1829. McKay and his family prospered, building what would become Rideau Hall here. The names of his relatives can be found in the street names- even with the alternate spelling Mackay. Here are some of the homes (plus what I believe to be a community center) in the area.

24 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this series, William!!!

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  2. Nice to think of them prospering in this new land!

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  3. An elegant and substantial neighborhood. I would be right at home here! Well, if I could afford homes there! Nice photos, too, William.

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  4. The houses look fantastic. A nice area to live in.

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  5. Very nice neighborhood with a variety oh home styles.

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  6. @Linda: thanks!

    @Catalyst: I imagine housing prices are steep.

    @Cloudia: the family did well.

    @Marleen: I agree.

    @Lowell: thanks.

    @Bill: it is a great area.

    @Janey: there is a good mix of homes here.

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  7. It's interesting to see homes that have unique styles in the same block rather than new subdivision which have the same styles and sometimes only 4 or 5 different plans. I like the old houses.

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  8. Those Scottish immigrants sure made their mark hey Andrew 😊

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  9. It looks nice quiet neighborhood. Those houses are lovely!

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  10. As you know, I enjoy seeing and learning more about these old neighborhoods.

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  11. @Red: as do I.

    @Tex: it's a great area to live in.

    @Grace: that they did!

    @Tamago: they are, yes.

    @RedPat: it definitely is.

    @Revrunner: and I enjoy exploring them.

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  12. The one home looked really modern, but all are unique. Nice.

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  13. Beautiful homes on a beautiful day. Nice combination!

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  14. It looks like a prosperous neighbourhood. Mr McKay was a visionary by purchasing that prime real estate.

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  15. love the windows all so different... neat-O!!! ( :

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  16. A variety of architectural styles, all very nice. Sounds like you had a good trip.

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  17. Thanks for great photos and history that relates to them. Very interesting. I love the old homes.

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  18. Most of these places would fit comfortably into Hartford.

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