Need Information About 82 Park Ave in Carleton Place



They say that this log house was moved from another location to 82 Park Ave in Carleton Place location in 1930. We think it was upgraded with siding in the 1950.  So now we are obviously curious to find out where the house was ORIGINALLY situated, i.e. where it was moved FROM.  I’m guessing the house may have had to have been moved because a street was going through the land, or some other reason.
This little house has had a long list of owners–but what one historian who is searching for records for this house and myself have learned from previous experience is: that the land records for small lots in Carleton Place are a mess.
So we are hoping that someone can help us out here..Please comment or email me here:
Some info we just have received from Linda Gallipeau-Johnston
Linda, the lady that lived there when I was a kid was Freda Snedden – she was Freda Perry married to Ivan Perry – she now lives in the retirement home across from the High School – I remember it as a log home. Ross and Brian Trimble are her nephews who lived across the street back then and Granny Perry (Ivan’s mother?) lived right beside. They later moved down to Lake Ave in the 80’s.

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun


About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

8 responses »

  1. Good Idea! Thanks Linda


    On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 7:18 AM, lindaseccaspina wrote:

    > lindaseccaspina posted: ” They say that this log house was moved from > another location to 82 Park Ave in Carleton Place location in 1930. We > think it was upgraded with siding in the 1950. So now we are obviously > curious to find out where the house was ORIGINALLY situated, i.e.” >

  2. My name is Judy Armitage, I lived in this house until the summer of 2011.
    The Landlord’s name was Bruce Drummond of Carleton Place, I think he knows of this houses past!

    • Judith.. have some questions for you.. Thanks again Linda.
      I don’t have Judith’s email address but I would like to ask her a couple of questions.

      Yesterday I went to to look at the inside of the house because it is for sale. I found the upstairs quite odd as it appears the bedroom floors were raised.
      Looking into the bedroom closet you were looking down a step of at least 6 inches. The hallway leading to the bathroom is on such a downward slope I found it almost
      dizzying (but the clawfoot tub is still there). Do you remember the raised floors, and the downward slope of the hallway? Do you know what the reasons for this would be?
      I also found the upstairs floor awfully uneven, and I was wondering if it were due to log beams… I am just trying to figure out what is ‘normal’ for the house.
      Thank you very much
      Karen Prytula

  3. My husband who grew up in the neighborhood, remembers when the log house was moved on to that lot, so it was later than the 1930’s. He said the lot belonged to Ivan Perry’s father, who lived next door. He can’t remember the year unfortunately. The Trimble family might be able to give you some information.

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