In the latter part of March I paid a visit to the Vanier area. A number of small nineteenth century communities were incorporated into the town of Eastview over a century ago, and by 1963 it had grown to city status. In 1969 it was renamed in honour of Georges Vanier, the recently deceased Governor General. Vanier, which has a strong French speaking population, was amalgamated into Ottawa with the rest of the Region of Ottawa-Carleton back in 2001, and today is referred to as the Quartier Vanier. I took a number of photographs while here, including a pair I featured earlier this month from the Rideau River. Four buildings in particular caught my eye on this visit, and I'm featuring three of them today, and the fourth tomorrow. The first is St. Margaret's Anglican Church. Built in 1887 in the Gothic style, this little church was a country parish at the time. It's now surrounded by an urban environment, and is one of the oldest buildings in Vanier.
A short walk away is Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Catholic church. The parish was founded in 1930, and the current building was finished in 1940.
And the third is just down the street from Assumption. It is Eastview Baptist Church. The congregation's origins date back to the 1870s, and this church building dates to the 1920s.