The picture above is of Howard Little courtesy of Julia Waugh Guthrie- thank Julia!
The loss of the Olympia Restaurant was a minor tragedy for teenagers in Carleton Place. It was where we gathered to plan our activities for the weekend. On a personal note, the loss of Howard Little’s Barbershop meant I had to find a new “hair stylist” although in truth my crew cut could be duplicated by any of the numerous barbers that plied their trade in town at that time.
The morning after the fire I was on my way to my summer job at 6:00 a.m. and they were still hosing down the remains of the business block. The rebuilding of the Olympia was undertaken quickly so we teenagers were not without a “hangout” for a lengthy period of time.
Thanks Ray for your memories of the: The Howard Little- Olympia Fire on Bridge Street
NEW PICTURES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO: The Fire That Almost Wiped Out Part of Bridge Street