Jarvis House - Maison Jarvis - Ottawa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.588 W 075° 41.124
18T E 446382 N 5030555
Quick Description: Built in 1885 for Samuel J. Jarvis, a prominent Ottawa photographer, this house is located on Stewart Street. Construite en 1885 pour Samuel J. Jarvis, un photographe réputé d’Ottawa, cette maison est située sur la rue Stewart.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/27/2013 4:26:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMHND2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
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Long Description:
This eclectic Victorian house belonged to famed Ottawa photographer Samuel J. Jarvis. Not to be confused with his uncle (also a photographer named Samuel Jarvis), Samuel J. Jarvis opened a studio with partner Alfred Pittaway on Sparks Street in 1882, while the two were still teenagers.

Though the two split up and competed for business for a time, the entrepreneurial pair eventually returned to work together on everything from formal portraits and early photojournalism to a supply shop and developing services. They even hired an artist to paint studio backdrops in order to create more exotic and elaborate sets for their clients.

Other renowned early-Ottawa photographers include William Topley and Alvira Lockwood, to say nothing of the Karsh brothers of the 20th century.

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Jarvis House

Text on a plaque mounted on the front of the house:

“This frame house was built for Samuel J. Jarvis, a prominent Ottawa photographer. It is distinguished by its decorative bargeboard, handsome polygonal verandah and its use of wood in a neighbourhood dominated by brick.”

Maison Jarvis

Texte de la plaque posée sur le devant de la maison:

«Samuel J. Jarvis, photographe réputé d’Ottawa, a fait construire cette maison. Elle se caractérise par sa bordure de pignon décorative, une véranda polygonale et l’utilisation de bois dans un quartier ou domine la brique.»
Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Residential Building

County or Regional Municipality: Ottawa-Carleton

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