Dollars Worth of Gas in Carleton Place



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

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

3 responses »

  1. 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.


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