Do You Know Where the Floor is From in the Almonte Town Hall?

Do You Know Where the Floor is From in the Almonte Town Hall?


My New Waterfront Home

January  22 1920-Almonte Gazette

Almonte’s bush lot is going to prove of greater usefulness than the supplying of fuel for our local citizens. It will also provide a new hard maple flooring for the town hall, both upstairs and downstairs. The floors of the town hall are giving out and they are worn and uneven. When wood flooring was considered it never occurred to one of the bright minds of the council that there was enough of the very finest hard maple in the town’s bush lot to cover the floors and lots more besides.

This is to be acted upon and Councillors Bennett and McDonald moved on Wednesday that the fuel committee supply a sufficient amount of hard maple to cover the floors. This was carried unanimously as was also a motion later by Councilors O’Reilly and Gilmour that a sufficient quantity of timber to be taken out of the town bush lot to also cover the bridge near the Wylie Mill.

Councillor Gilmour stated in reply that there was enough red elm and spruce to do this work. In connection with both proposals it is stated that the advice of Council Gilmour will prove vauable when the details as to sawing and drying about  the wood, particularly the maple for  the town hall flooring, are under consideration.

In 1891 Mr. R.L. Bond made himself useful in town as a fire extinguisher. At seven o’clock in the morning he was called across to the town hall and found a blaze beneath the floor of the council chamber in the same spot as threatened to destroy the hall by fire on a previous occasion.
It caught from the pipe leading· from the furnace and had made some headway before the floor was torn up and the fire extinguished without difficulty. The town property committee have taken action to prevent a repetition of the occurrence, which, had it taken place at night, might have. caused the destruction of the hall…


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal18 Dec 1965, SatPage 33


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal17 May 1969, SatPage 6


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal28 Jul 1917, SatPage 16

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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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