Splinters of Sinders Nichols and Brides


Two Lake Ave West historical homes.

Sinders today and Rose’s Custom Sewing tomorrow

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Sinder’s Bridal House

I love brides- I wrote a Carleton Place “bride’s blog” months ago, and in case you didn’t see it: Here Comes the Bride —The Weddings of Carleton Place



This week I found this picture from a 70s Carleton Place Canadian at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. Is that John Denver in that picture?



Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Did you know Abner Nichols Jr. once lived in the beautiful red brick home on Lake Ave West now occupied by Sinders? He built it in 1899– probably because it was near their lumber business on corner of Lake and Moore where Mac’s now is.


Photo from Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–Lake Avenue and Moore Street in 1936, when it was the site of W.A. Nichols’ Sons Lumber Supplies. You can just make out the Moore house at the far right in it’s original location before it was moved to Bridge Street and became the home of The Roy Brown Museum.



Photo from Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–Around 1950 the southeast corner of Lake Avenue and Moore Streets looked like this. Originally the site of W.A. Nichols’ Sons Lumber, it became W & S Building Supplies around 1948.
Mac’s Milk, which remains on the site today (as simply Mac’s), was built in 1988. It was then known as Waugh and Snedden.




 Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

“Sufferin” Sinders! What was Happening on Lake Ave West Today? Here is a reminder. Remember most building’s you look at in Carleton Place have a story. Let’s pass them on.


Photo by Linda Seccaspina




Sinder’s is at the Wedding Palace Bridal Show! Check out their set-up from last year then come see us them weekend for all the new styles and another great contest!

Sinder’s facebook page



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 06 Jan 1948, Tue, Page 19


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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