A.C. Burgess “Dining Hall Carleton Place” 1885

A.C. Burgess “Dining Hall Carleton Place” 1885


Thanks to Jennifer Ferris for sending these images which were probably from the C.P.R Restaurant in Carleton Place 1885


Photos thanks to Jennifer E Ferris. Thank you Jennifer! She also sent maps of where Henry Lang’s barn was located too. Check it out. Henry Lang and His Lanark County Magic Barn?


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal28 Mar 1900, WedPage 7


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal21 Jun 1893, WedPage 1

Since his brother was kind of crazy — it looks like it ran in the family The Crazy Town World of Mr. George Arthur Burgess of Carleton Place

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Newspaper —Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum — 


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal13 Jul 1896, MonPage 7


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal23 Oct 1889, WedPage 1



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal23 Sep 1896, WedPage 2

Arklan Island

It was bought by A. C. Burgess in 1887 and after improvements, was leased again as a sawmill. The name Arklan was provided by Mr. Burgess, who a little earlier had begun developing his model stock farm on the adjoining farm land. His brother, G. Arthur Burgess, mayor of Carleton Place in 1903 and 1921, and at times a stormy petrel in municipal affairs, installed a small hydro electric plant at Arklan in 1909 and for about a year supplied a part of the town’s power for electric lighting purposes, leasing his installations in 1912 to the town’s other supplier of electric power.-More Notes about the Mysterious Arklan Farm

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)


Arthur Burgess Closes Carleton Place C.P.R. Restaurant

The Crazy Town World of Mr. George Arthur Burgess of Carleton Place

Before The Carleton Place Mews?

Who Was John Boland? Chatterton House/Queen’s Hotel Registry — The Burgess Family Dynasty

The Auction of the Year in Carleton Place

The Wall Mysteries of Lake Ave East -Residential Artists

More Notes about the Mysterious Arklan Farm

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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