Not playing a full deck these days so this morning I spent time making sure I had documented all comments on The Tales of Carleton Place so history can be preserved-keep commenting and sending me memories at email@example.com. Thanks again everyone!!
Memories of Ray Paquette
Thomas E. Nichols was the grandson of Abner Nichols and son of W.A. Nichols whose lumber business took up most of the south east Moore Street and Lake Avenue as well as a good portion of the Carleton Place Mews that borders Landsdowne Avenue.
There was also a lumber yard and saw dust disposal site at the location of the current Farmer’s Market. The business went into bankruptcy in the late 1950’s and the assets were scooped up by Ronnie Waugh who reopened the business as W&S Building Supplies. My Uncle Tom and Aunt Wilma lived at the north east corner of Queen and Lake Avenue East in the large frame house that has a large addition on the eastern side, created by the current owners
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Roy Gilmour was the original owner of the hardware store. I was not aware that Ches Argue was in partnership with him before Mr. Argue assumed sole ownership. Mr. Gilmour moved to Ottawa and worked at the Sears Store in the appliance department in the Carlingwood Shopping Centre. Some of your readers may remember Penny and Peter Gilmour, the older children in the Gilmour family. They lived at the south-west corner of Park and Lake Avenue East, kitty corner from the hospital in the interesting brick house
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