What do You Know About the Hawthorne Cottage?

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What do You Know About the Hawthorne Cottage?

 

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South Shore Landing Inc. Photos –I was looking at houses on Charles Street today and came across this plaque on one of them. It says the Hawthorne cottage. It’s an old two-story brick house and the plaque is high up on the wall. Who can tell us about the plaque and if it’s connected to the Hawthorne Mill

 

Deb Bogaerts pm’d me on Facebook and said:

We lived  in The Hawthorne Cottage growing up, and I sure miss that house. There were two sets of stairs – front “formal” and kitchen stairs to the maids room that had the door to the full walk around in the massive attic. The kitchen and attic stairs were kind of spiral-y. Sooo much fun!

My parents built the rec room over the garage. You should be able to find the article in the Carleton Place newspaper (if on disc) about my parents building a steam house in the backyard. We got a lot of odd looks when rolling around in the snow in our bathing suits after being in there! My mom also sunk a bathtub in the garden for a water feature with goldfish – she was always ahead of her time.

My parents also built the wishing well (if it’s still there). Also, when my parents tore down the old kitchen porch to build the enclosed one there now (if it is) – my Dad pulled a rafter off the wall not realizing there was a robin nest there. One of the babies survived. My mom put it in a shoe box with a sock and kept it in the oven. We all dug for worms and she fed the baby. Grew up and flew away.

How can you not love this Carleton Place? Community social history is so important because every single generation writes its own history. Thank you Deb!! Thank you Roy Watson for pointing this out- I just can’t be everywhere..:)

 

What can you add?

Ray Paquette--Using Google Street view, I was able to identify the home. It was the home of Jim McAllister and his wife Linda, the parents of Jimmy and Krista, and was located across the street from the home of “Mick” and Ina McAllister, Jimmy’s grandparents. The suggestion that the question be directed to Jimmy might bear fruit. Another source might be Judy Lyons, Gary’s, a.k.a. “Butch”, wife who was Jim’s sister and Jimmy’s aunt.

 

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 andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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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.

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  1. Using Google Street view, I was able to identify the home. It was the home of Jim McAllister and his wife Linda, the parents of Jimmy and Krista, and was located across the street from the home of “Mick” and Ina McAllister, Jimmy’s grandparents. The suggestion that the question be directed to Jimmy might bear fruit. Another source might be Judy Lyons, Gary’s, a.k.a. “Butch”, wife who was Jim’s sister and Jimmy’s aunt.

    Ray

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  2. This is the reply I received from the Humble’s grandson…

    Regards, Ray Paquette

    > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Brian McDonald > Subject: Re: 82 Frank Street > Date: April 15, 2019 at 12:10:43 PM EDT > To: Ray Paquette > > Hi Ray, > Yup, that does nudge a memory or two but not enough to be enlightening. > Interesting though. > All’s well? > > Cheers, > Brian > >

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