The Louis on Sarah Street for $43,500 — Before and After– Architecture in Carleton Place


February 1974- Advertised in an Ottawa newspaper

img (24) From what I can see they built 3 identical “The Louis” homes on Sarah Street in a 2 block radius- They are not exactly the same as the illustration- missing basement windows- but perhaps that was a design change or this was the home that started at the $41,000 price. I found two grey brick and one brown brick “The Louis” on Sarah Street. Interesting seeing the before and after– and what they changed after the advertising. They all have the mini mansard roofs and are identical. My friend John Farrell suggested they might have built more but were torn down for the newer homes.




The Coming of Spring on Sarah Street CPHS 1951 by Joyce Lashley– Thanks to Doris Blackburn andKaren Blackburn Chenier

Norma Ford My Mother and myself were born on Sarah Street. I remember before they put the sewer/water, sidewalks, when it flooded it was like a creek. There was a wooden sidewalk on the East side, much higher than the dirt road. The year of the hurricane it was a lake. What fun place and street to grow up on.



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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.

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