My—- How House Values Have Changed in Carleton Place —- 10 Rochester Street


The house at 10 Rochester Street was built in 1895.


May 24, 1975 it was listed for $63,000


The David Findlay home at 49 High Street was also for sale


This red brick home was built by David Findlay in 1874, who had built his first iron foundry in 1862 on the lot directly behind the house. David Findlay died in 1890 and his wife Catherine lived in the house until her death in 1933. The house remained in the Findlay family for 98 years, being used as a company guest house for the last 23 years. The lot was originally part of a 100 acre Crown grant to Edmond Morphy, co-founder of Carleton Place, in 1819. It was acquired by Findlay, a Scottish immigrant who had settled in Perth prior to arriving in Carleton Place in 1860. He first built a log cabin with his small foundry behind. Here he produced castings for ploughs and coolers. When this brick house was built in 1874, the log building became the foundry office. A memorial playground and cairn mark the sites of these original structures on High Street –Heritage Carleton Place

Want  to buy 10 Rochester Street?

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Today in 2015— 10 Rochester Street can be bought for $454,000 by:

CENTURY 21 Explorer Realty Inc., Brokerage*
Danette Hanneman

Details and pictures here of house.


Take a walk inside 10 Rochester Street

Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

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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