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Saving a piece of the Jordan block

Working gingerly, Mike Sutfin uses a hammer and pry bar to remove a section of the tile mosaic inside the former La Salle Hotel in this December 2006 file photo. Located at Lincoln Place and La Salle Street in downtown Ottawa's Jordan block, the structure and its tile mosaic dating from the 1920s was scheduled to be destroyed when the block's buildings were demolished later that month. But Sutfin convinced Tom Heimsoth, whose development group owned the block, to allow him to remove and preserve the mosaic for use elsewhere in Ottawa.

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