Life Inside and Out the Gillies House –Photos 1910




Looking at the summer of 1910  with the Gillies family of Carleton Place makes me smile. Taken outside the Giles house on Townline and Bridge Street in Carleton Place. Photos from Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum











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David Gillies house, Carleton Place Used as a boarding school for English children sent to Canada during the Second World War, the 121-year-old David Gillies house is now an apartment building. The building, located at Bridge Street and Townline Road, sports a distinctive zinc-metal roof. Gillies’ father-in-law, James Condle Poole, who founded the Carleton Place Herald weekly newspaper in 1850, I) had the stone house built in 1873 after fire twice destroyed wood-frame houses on the site. The east wing, constructed after Poole’s death in 1883, was built with stone from the Herald’s original offices

Related Reading about various Gilles in Carleton Place

The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden

The Gillies Home in the Ghost Town of Herron’s Mills

Ring Those Bells in Carleton Place– Wylie’s Woolen Mill

Channeling John Gillies

The Great Gatsby’s of Lanark County?

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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