Cameron Ellis Building — What Happened to the Rest of it?


This was posted the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Facebook Page — Check it out! They post different things on a daily basis and have some great photos. 

Recently on The Tales of Carleton Place Linda posted a story about a 1904 fire. One photo showed 17 Franklin Street in the background. The mansard roof helped us identify it as such, but where is the mansard roof today? This photo, dating to the 1920’s, shows the original building; constructed in 1889, specifically for the Bank of Ottawa. Another fire in 1910 caused considerable damage to the building, requiring the removal of the second and third stories. The Bank of Ottawa moved to 81 Bridge Street in 1915.
Today this building is the home of Cameron Ellis’ Dentist Offices. Next time you are sitting having your teeth cleaned, ask about the bank’s safe, still downstairs in the basement!–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Facebook Page




The “Chosen Friends” of Carleton Place –The Fire of 1904

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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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