Well, We’re Movin’ On Up to Franktown Road






St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church – Carleton Place, Ontario – First mass was on Christmas Day, 1884. Photo 2002.


So what happened to the rectory you see in the back beside St. Mary’s Church? Photo- Dave Young

Did you know they moved the manse that used to be  part of St. Mary’s to a location on Franktown Road in 1993?

Photos of 1993 manse move by Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum





Sandra Hurdis Finigan- I was working at Giant Tiger that day. I remember them coming in to tell us they were shutting off the power because I think they had to take the lines down as the house passed. We had to write down what customers were buying and use a calculator. I don’t know who entered it all in later but I’m glad it wasn’t me. We all stood at the Windows to watch the house drive by.

Terry Latham —To get it around the corner at Bridge and Lake Gib Drummond went to Mac’s Milk and got all their dish soap and put it on the tires and ground so it could slide sideways.. I think one window cracked that was it.



photo– Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Thanks to Cathy Mulvihill for the newspaper clippings. Jan 2023

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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