Back in 2003, John Leaning wrote Hintonburg and Mechanicsville: A Narrative History, in partnership with the Hintonburg Community Association. The 56 page book provides a wonderful account of the early days of Hintonburg and it includes numerous pictures of our neighbourhood over the years.
You can purchase your own copy by…
- Sending an e-transfer of $20 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add a comment that the transfer is for the Hintonburg history book.
- After completing the e-transfer, send an email to email@example.com stating that you’ve transferred $20 for the history book.
We will follow-up promptly to let you know how you can pick up the book from one of our Board members.
Here’s a bit more about Hintonburg & Mechanicsville: A Narrative History:
Hintonburg and Mechanicsville: A Narrative History is an informative and affectionate look at the little-known history of two bilingual Ottawa neighbourhoods, both which began as early industrial and streetcar suburbs located within sight of Parliament Hill. Based on archival research, personal interviews, and secondary sources, this book is the first attempt to tell the story of this complex, dynamic and multicultural area.
If you are looking for additional history about Hintonburg and the wider neighbourhood, you may enjoy http://kitchissippimuseum.blogspot.com/.
If you’re interested in learning about/joining the HCA Heritage committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Heritage Committee’ in the subject heading.