So Who Painted Those Wall Murals at our Carleton Place Hotels?


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In August I posted a blog about the murals that were painted on the many walls in Carleton Place. Today, thanks to the power of news archives I found the chaps name by chance. His name was Theodore/Theodor Jensen who was born in Denmark. He should also not be confused with the famous UK artist.


Theordore/Theodor Jensen painted all the outdoor scenes the walls of the Mississippi and Queen’s Hotel. In the Mississippi Hotel lobby, one in particular showed the proprietor Watty McIlquham in his duck hide at McCullochs Big Mud Lake in the Lanark Highlands.


Theodor JENSEN

Birthdate: April 12, 1875
Birthplace: Denmark
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family: Husband of LILA (Morris) JENSEN
Father of Vigo JENSEN; Sillas JENSEN; Aleda Mabel Blanche JENSEN; Karl JENSEN; Charles Theodor JENSEN and 1 other

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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