Goin’ Shopping at The Tetlock Bros of Carleton Place


Author’s Note– I could not do my “job” unless Jennifer Fenwick Irwin, curator the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum put up with my consistent knocking at her door  and whining for information. This was a former post from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

This morning Mary Ann Bannon Robertson from Burlington, Ontario posted the picture below on The Tales of Carleton Place and was looking for information. This is what Jennifer came up with and is posted on the Museum’s Facebook page. By the way if you are looking for anything on that page there is a ‘search’ bar on the top left.:)


Mary Ann Bannon Robertson sent me this photo but Donovan Hastie was the originator of the photo– the picture of the fellow riding the horse and wagon and I am sure that it is my Grandfather Osie Hastie. He would have been about 16 then.

This recently donated photo below shows the interior of Lloyd M. Tetlock‘s Plumbing and Heating Store in the 1920’s. It was located at 126 Bridge Street. Osie and Roy Hastie later purchased the business in 1945 and expanded the store into 128 Bridge Street.
The Town Directory of 1936 lists Lloyd M. Tetlock‘s business at 82 Bridge Street and his residence as 11 Emily Street. The fact that address numbers changed over the years sometimes makes research on historical buildings difficult!


Lloyd Tetlock left his mark on the front step of 126 Bridge Street….look for this brick when you are entering the building!




Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


 Jody Ferguson– Hey Linda – this was 128 Bridge Street back in the 1920’s. One of the Tetlock brothers (John?) and his wife (Margaret/Marguerite?). Was my old shop, Voila, 2 years ago, and now home to Stiletto Tattoos. Unfortunately, all I had was a folded-up, somewhat faded print-out to work with. Mr. Tetlock’s initials are stamped in the bricks of the front step of 126 Bridge Street, the other half of his building.



1933 Carleton Place Gazette thanks to Christoper Trotman

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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