Do You Know What This Building Used to Look Like in Carleton Place?


How many times have you walked by this building and wondered about it? I personally thought it was just a lovely style of architecture, never thinking twice.



Bars were always on the early buildings but these looked sturdy. But again, never thought about it


It is now the home of Dr. Cameron Elilis who is a dental surgeon here at 17 Franklin Street.


Look at these doors!


The fireplace–wowwwwwwwww!


This is what the building used to look like. The present Scotiabank building was constructed in 1974 replacing the 1902 structure. Originally the Bank of Ottawa and established in 1883 and operated out of the red brick building above, until a fire destroyed the upper part of the building.

Photos and information from The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Find out about the fires in Carleton Place on August 19th if you attend the “Smoke on the Water” Walking Tour- The Fires of Carleton Place. Details to follow soon!


Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is at Cornerstone Dental.

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“Standing in the snow Saturday”.

Evangeline McDiarmid posed for a photo in front of the Bank of Ottawa (now Cornerstone Dental) at the corner of Franklin and Beckwith Streets, about 1914.

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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