Was it Just a Matter of Time? The Old Barracks



My son Schuyleur just sent this to me. Was it just a matter of time? It is burning as we speak. Read here



Thank you anonymous photo sender —



Highway 29 closed and just smoke in the sky- Read about the barracks below in Historical Notes. A few weeks ago I asked who this building belonged too and no one knew. I know the United Way once owned it.

Darla Fisher Giles– It really is (was) a neat building. The basement was a bomb shelter…it was said that there was 22 inches of cement between the basement and the first floor. There were provisions for several people to stay for a few months should the need arise. It was also had underground communications to the bunker in Carp.

Buddyzee FisherI’ve seen the thickness of the main floor concrete and it was close to three feet thick lined with a ton of rebar as well. Basement was a thick concrete rectangle. Sad to see it like this.


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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.

8 responses »

  1. This is really too bad about the barracks. Someone must have seen someone hanging out near there….a car parked there…..or something! I hope the cops are out there looking for them right now! I remember it was once used for mentally challenged people. They would take old clothes and turned them into rags. Hydro Ottawa and the City of Ottawa would buy the rags.


  2. I just heard about this, I seen three teens coming out of the back of the this building at about 4:10pm today drivin home from work.


  3. This is so sad, I use to do things out at this building thanks to Donna the director from Lanark community programs she belive in me and we did some native healing quilts and some dance groups out there an I love this building , heck I even started out waxing the main lobby floors clean the kitchen god so many good memories I got to tour the whole building sad to see I hope this can be fixed what a shame


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