How Much Did the Old Post Office Perth Sell For?



This is the old Perth post office typical of many built back in the late 1800s throughout Ontario

Perth Courier, May 25, 1877

The old post office building at the corner of Gore and Harvey Streets was knocked down at auction sale last Tuesday to Mr. Michael Cathcart for $1,200.  The purchase includes the old brick building adjoining.  The rough cast building, once owned and occupied by Judge Deacon of Pembroke was brought in by the mortgage Professor Snodgrass of Kingston for $850.  The latter building had fine grounds attached but the house was not of the kind that could be readily sold and the mortgage consequently went low.



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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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