Stedman’s of Carleton Place 1950s


Look at those prices!




Also check out this link–Stedman’s — Carleton Place Memories

The location of Stedmans V & S has a lot of history.  The people of Carleton Place loved the small town service and the back-to-school specials. Did you know Gary Strike owned Stedman’s in Carleton Place for a time?

Stedmans was founded in 1907 by 3 brothers, Samuel, Edward and George Stedman in Brantford, ON. The business of selling and distributing greeting cards gave way to the opening of a book and stationery store. Over the years, the commitment to providing competitive prices, dependable quality and personal service saw Stedmans stores evolve into a very successful variety oriented provider.

Stedmans, together with the Macleods chain founded in western Canada in 1917, became officially known as Macleod-Stedman Inc. in 1964.Stedmans was purchased by Gamble-Skogmo in 1962 from Stedmans Brothers Ltd. Wickes Corporation in 1980, later becoming a wholly owned division of Macleod-Stedmans Inc. and is now a member of the Tru Serv group of companies. Tru Serv Canada was purchased by Rona Hardware in 2011.


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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