Tales From the Maguire Block in Carleton Place



Carleton Place postcard— Bridge Street

Almonte Gazette 1898

An Englishman named James Brackenmore, assistant to the bricklayers on Maguire’s new block fell from the second floor to the first on Friday and broke a cellar window frame in the fall. He was knocked out for awhile, but no bones were broken and he expects to work in a  day or two.


Almonte Gazette 1898

A spirited bay horse owned by Mr. Maguire of Carleton Place backed through a plate glass window on Monday with fatal results to the glass


August 28, Almonte Gazette 1904

Mr. Maguire’s new store is going to be a very fine one. The show windows are large and deep, the upper lights being of prism glass. The wood work is to be marbled gree. Messrs. Taber & Co will have a handsome premises.

Read the Almonte Gazette here

Historical Note

Fire in 1904 in Carleton Place

Mr. A- W. Bell will rebuild again
as soon as possible, as well Mr.
Robt. McDiarmid, and very likely
Mr. Maguire will also, although not
yet fully decided.



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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