This is a photo from the Photo Collection of Shane Wm. Edwards of Carleton Place. His private collection is to be envied.
Photo from the Photo collection of Shane Wm. Edwards – His Uncle Lloyd at the gas pump.
Before there were gas stations people used to buy gas out of the barrel at the grocery or hardware store. The growing demand for gas soon led to a landscape dotted with service stations. These gas stations were the first commercial buildings to be set back from the street, a revolutionary design which accommodated cars without disrupting street traffic.
Information from Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Love this! My grandfather and his brother also owned grocery stores in Carleton Place.. each on either side of the bridge. Haven’t been to the museum to see if there are pictures.
Shane has a lot of pictures that are amazing.
The Museum has some really amazing stuff that is not on view.
The Museum has so many pictures that are not on view. Amazing things